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UAE emirate pardons 47 prisoners

Posted on Oct 25, 07:15AM | IANS

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.