August 28, 2017 – UAE President Orders Release Of 803 Prisoners To Mark Islamic Feast Of Sacrifice, Eid Al Adha
UAE State News Agency, WAM today reported that President Khalifa Al Nahyan has ordered the immediate released of 803 prisoners sentenced to various jail terms on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, the Islamic feast of sacrifice.
The United Arab Emirates President Khalifa pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.
The pardon comes within the framework of the keenness of the UAE president to give the pardoned prisoners a chance to start a new life, and alleviate the suffering of their families, said WAM.
Eid Al-Adha is to be observed in the Islamic world this year on Friday.
Heads of state and monarchs in the Arab world, regularly pardon prisoners on the occasion of Islamic feasts.