AED1.7 mn raised by charities to help insolvent inmates in Dubai

Sat 02-06-2018 19:42 PM

DUBAI, 2nd June, 2018 (WAM) — The value of financial assistance provided to insolvent prisoners in Dubai stood at AED1.74 million in the first quarter of the year, a 30 percent increase than the same period of last year, the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Establishments of the Dubai Police General Command announced.

Some 1,236 inmates have benefitted from the initiative, which was launched in partnership with a number of charities to mark the Year of Zayed.

Dubai Police said the assistance was used to pay debts and blood money and sponsor inmates’ families.

WAM/Tariq alfaham


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