UAE emirate to release 162 prisoners in Ramadan

August 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, July 31 (IANS/WAM) Umm al Quwain, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates, will release 162 prisoners during Ramadan.

These prisoners will be released for exhibiting good conduct while serving terms in the punitive and reformative institutions in the emirate.

UAE supreme council member and Umm Al Qaiwain ruler Saud Bin Rashid Al Mualla, while ordering prisoners’ release, expressed hope that this will give them an opportunity to join their families soon and live the rest of their lives as good individuals.

Prisoners are given amnesty from serving the remaining period in their prison terms as a gesture of benevolence marking the advent of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

–IANS/WAM
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