The President of the UAE Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has pardoned 1,511 prisoners and settled their financial obligations, state news agency WAM reported.
Meanwhile, Ajman’s ruler Humaid bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi pardoned 124 prisoners for good conduct. And the Ruler of Umm Al-Quwain Saud bin Rashid Al-Muaalla released a similar order.
Last year, the president pardoned 3,005 prisoners ahead of Ramadan and also settled their financial burdens, according to local newspapers.
Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered the release of 874 inmates from prisons.
The annual pardoning before Ramadan aims to give prisoners a chance for a new life and reunite families.