Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Want Mercy? Try the Arab Emirates!

The National reports various rulers across the Emirates have pardoned about 250 Pakistani prisoners who can now be "repatriated to their homeland." That's well over 10 times the number of pardons granted by President Obama in three years!

Sheikh Khalifa, the President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, alone pardoned 80 prisoners. It is reported that most of the prisoners "had completed most of their sentences for a range of offences including immigration violations, theft, assault, financial crimes and even murder." The longest terms were "for up to 17 years for the most heinous crimes.” See story here.

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