Qatar to release 12 Filipino prisoners as gesture of goodwill for the recent Ramadan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:20

Twelve Filipino prisoners in Qatar were extended clemency  as issued by the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in light of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Philippine Embassy in Doha  in a report to the Department of Foreign Affairs said, the pardon is part of an annual Ramadan tradition across the Gulf. The Emir usually issues this twice a year, during Ramadan and the Qatari National Day in December.

Those granted clemency are often those who have already served a substantial portion of their sentences.

In order to facilitate the early repatriation of the pardoned Filipinos, the Embassy is coordinating with the Search and Follow-Up Department under the Ministry of Interior. (DFA)