UAE President returns home; pardons 442 prisoners

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has returned home concluding a private visit outside the UAE.

He was welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and a number of sheikhs.

Sheikh Khalifa further ordered the release of 442 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms in various cases.

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

The pardon comes within the framework of keenness of the UAE President to give the pardoned prisoners a chance to start a new life, and alleviate the suffering of their families.

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