More than 1,000 prisoners are released by the UAE president ahead of Ramadan

Abu Dhabi — UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 1,025 prisoners serving varying terms in the UAE ahead of Ramadan, according to state news agency WAM.

The purpose of Sheikh Mohamed’s yearly pardon before Ramadan, according to the report, is to “promote family togetherness”. It also made the environment for the wives and kids of those released happier and gave them the opportunity to pursue successful social and professional careers in the future.