Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 110 prisoners incarcerated by the RAK Punitive and Correctional Establishment, arrested under various charges, and each serving their respective sentence.
The decision to pardon coincides with the advent of Eid Al Adha; it reflects H.H. Sheikh Saud’s keenness to give these prisoners a second chance at a new life, as well as to ease the burden on their families.
For his part, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of the Judicial Council, called on relevant authorities to take all necessary measures to implement the orders of H.H. the Ruler of RAK and release the prisoners included in the pardon, in close coordination with the RAK Police General Headquarters ahead of Eid Al Adha.
His Excellency Counsellor Hassan Saeed Muhammed, Attorney General of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, said that H.H. Sheikh Saud’s decision reflects his commitment to giving the pardoned prisoners a second chance to reintegrate into the community, as well as to spread happiness among their families.
H.E. thanked H.H. the Ruler of RAK for his decision, which has brought happiness to countless families waiting to be reunited with their loved ones. He also thanked H.H. the Crown Prince for his constant concern and close attention to the judicial sector in the emirate.