Dubai: an Emirati businessman pledges 100,000 Dh to free indebted prisoners – News
The contribution will give prisoners a chance to start fresh, solve their financial problems
Emirati businessman Yaqoob Al Ali has pledged Dh100,000 to free indebted inmates from correctional and punitive institutions in Dubai.
Major General Dr Mohammad Al Murr, Director of the General Human Rights Department of Dubai Police, hailed the generous contribution which will give the detainees a chance to start afresh and solve their financial and social problems.
“Dubai Police always cooperates with philanthropists and charities to help people in the UAE. We help prisoners and people who are facing problems for humanitarian reasons. prisoners and to pay their travel expenses after serving their prison sentence,” said Al Murr.
Earlier this week, another benevolent Emirati donated Dh100,000 for air tickets for inmates who have completed their prison terms in Ajman’s punitive and correctional facilities.
It comes after Ajman police paid the debts of 103 prisoners amounting to 5 million dirhams and released them to celebrate this year’s Eid Al Fitr with the families.
Lt. Col. Muhammad Mubarak Al Ghafli, director of the department of punitive and correctional institutions, said the initiative was aimed at supporting defaulting inmates with financial problems. It also aimed to support their families who are going through difficult living conditions in the absence of their breadwinner.