UAE Leaders Grant Amnesty to Thousands of Prisoners Ahead of 51st National Day
In a gesture of compassion and goodwill, UAE leaders have issued orders for the release of numerous prisoners as the nation celebrates its 51st National Day.
UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has extended clemency to 1,530 prisoners, providing them with a fresh opportunity to rebuild their lives, as reported by the state news agency WAM on Tuesday. Additionally, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has granted clemency to 1,040 inmates incarcerated in Dubai's prisons, setting an example that has been followed by leaders in the Northern Emirates.
In Sharjah, Ruler Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi has pardoned 333 prisoners, while Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah, has ordered the release of 153 prisoners. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, has also taken steps to secure the release of 111 prisoners, demonstrating the unity of purpose among the nation's leaders.
Ras Al Khaimah ruler Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi has shown his commitment to this compassionate initiative by ordering the release of 417 prisoners, reinforcing the message of mercy and forgiveness.
Furthermore, as part of the UAE's National Day celebrations, the UAE president has relieved more than $145 million (Dh536 million) of debt for Emirati citizens. The Non-performing Debt Relief Fund has announced that 17 banks and financial institutions have voluntarily waived the debts of 1,214 Emirati citizens.
Jabr Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Minister of State and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the Non-performing Debt Relief Fund, emphasized that this debt relief initiative reflects the UAE leadership's unwavering commitment to ensuring a dignified and prosperous life for all UAE Nationals.
These acts of clemency and benevolence stand as a testament to the UAE's spirit of compassion, unity, and dedication to its citizens, fostering a sense of hope and optimism as the nation commemorates its 51st National Day.