Dubai, Oct 11: On the occasion of the upcoming Islamic feast of festival (Eid al-Adha), Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has pardoned 346 prison inmates, Xinhua reported Thursday.
According to UAE’s official news agency WAM, Dubai’s Public Prosecution Department together with Dubai police have started to implement the release procedures.
Every year, Sheikh Mohammed, who is also vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), pardons hundreds of prisoners who have been sentenced to jail for various crimes on the occasion of Islamic festivals such as the end of Ramadan.
According to the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid falls next Wednesday, Oct 16. The week around Eid has been declared official government holidays.