Saudi pardons 128 prisoners for Ramadan

Arab News reported that thirty-five prisoners in Yanbu, 39 in Baha and 54 in Taif were released on Sunday.

Saudi pardons 128 prisoners for Ramadan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Following an amnesty during Ramadan, authorities in Saudi Arabia has reportedly released 128 “public rights” prisoners.

Arab News reported that thirty-five prisoners in Yanbu, 39 in Baha and 54 in Taif were released on Sunday.

“Special committees in charge of studying cases of public right prisoners are continuing their meetings to release more prisoners,” said Brig. Muedi Al Buqami, director of prison in Taif.

Last week Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also ordered that 892 prisoners be released in Dubai to mark Ramadan.

Attorney General Essam Eisa Al Humaidan said at the time that Dubai Public Prosecution and Dubai Police had already started the implementation of the orders. 

Last Mod: 30 Haziran 2014, 12:48
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