Ramadan releases 946 prisoners in the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan
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On the occasion of Ramadan 2021 (1442 AH), the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan decided to release 946 prisoners, according to official agencies in the three countries, on Monday.

In the UAE, the Khaleej Times reported that official orders had been issued to pardon 553 inmates of the emirate of Dubai of various nationalities, and 213 others from the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah who had been sentenced to final convictions, on the occasion of the month of Ramadan.

For the same reason, the Bahraini monarch, King Hamad bin Isa, issued a decree to pardon and release 91 prisoners in various cases (not specified), after serving a period of penalties issued against them, according to the official news agency.

In Sudan, the official news agency reported that 89 inmates from the debtors (debtors) in the states of Jazira (central) and North Darfur (west) were released from prisons, on the occasion of Ramadan, after the Zakat Bureau (government) paid off their debts, at a cost of more than 6 million pounds. (One US Dollar = 380 Sudanese pounds).

The month of Ramadan begins Tuesday, April 13th, in most Arab countries, while it falls on Wednesday in the Sultanate of Oman.

And for the second year in a row, the month of Ramadan comes in light of the continuation of the “Corona” pandemic, with its negative repercussions on the economies of countries and the living conditions of citizens.

Many Arab countries prevented the establishment of some daily duties and Tarawih prayers in mosques, while others allowed them with the imposition of strict precautionary measures, in addition to a total or partial curfew, during the blessed month, to prevent the spread of the virus.

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