Dubai Police was ordered for the release of 547 prisoners ahead of the holy festival of Eid Al Adha starting next week, offering them a fresh start in life.
Sheikh Mohammed ordered the release
How nice! Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister and Vice President of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pardoned the 547 prisoners just in time before the Eid Al Adha holidays. The Public Prosecution and Dubai Police started coordination to implement the order. Not only a fresh start in life, it will give prisoners a second chance to reintegrate with the community.
Sheikh Khalifa ordered for the release of 704 prisoners
President of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan too made a kind gesture by pardoning 704 prisoners ahead of the holy festival. According to The National, these prisoners were arrested for minor offences, mostly dealing with financial crimes. In fact, for last year’s Eid Al Adha, the President ordered for the release of 803 prisoners.
Generosity has been an important value among UAE Royals
Prior to Eid Al Fitr holidays this year, UAE royals pardoned a total of 1,939 prisoners and these values taught to UAE residents and citizens have helped serve the community several times. In fact, this week witnessed a case of generosity by a Dubai Police officer, who helped an Arab family from getting arrested.
The father ran a private company registered on her wife’s name, mother to a seven-month-old baby and they had a Dhs10,000 fine. Either they had to pay the fine or she would have to face a jail term of Dhs10,000. Lieutenant Abdul Hadi Al Hammadi from Dubai Police saw the father’s situation and made a kind gesture by paying his fine while the father was unable to raise the money.