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UAE frees 15 Filipinos, 834 foreigners from prison after Ramadan

The government of the United Arab Emirates has ordered the release from prison of 15 Filipinos and 834 people of different nationalities, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday.

The Filipino prisoners were among those pardoned by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Abu Dhabi recently as the Arabian Peninsula nation celebrated the holy month of Ramadan.

“I wish to thank the UAE government for releasing the 15 Filipinos from Abu Dhabi jails,” Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Grace Relucio Princesa said in a statement.