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UAE President orders release of 669 prisoners for Eid Al Adha

UAE President orders release of 669 prisoners for Eid Al Adha

Sheikh Khalifa has also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 669 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Sheikh Khalifa has also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners, who are serving various sentences, official news agency WAM reported.

The gesture aims to “provide prisoners with an opportunity to start a new life and alleviate their families’ hardships,” the report said.

The UAE’s leaders traditionally pardon many inmates ahead of Ramadan and Eid.

Earlier this year, Sheikh Khalifa ordered the release of 3,005 prisoners ahead of Ramadan, while hundreds of inmates were also released in other emirates.

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