UAE emirate pardons 47 prisoners
The UAE emirate of Fujairah has ordered the release of 47 prisoners as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha.
The order was issued by Fujairah ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Wednesday.
All had earlier proven their eligibility for the amnesty.
Eid-al-Adha is an important religious holiday, beginning Thursday, celebrated by Muslims worldwide.