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UAE Releases American Jailed Over Comedy Video

Shezanne Cassim set to arrive in US today

(Newser) - An American man has been released from prison in the United Arab Emirates where he had been held for nine months for posting a parody video online , a rep for his family said today, noting he will arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this afternoon. It was not immediately clear... More »

American Jailed Over Goofy Video to Be Freed: Report

Shezanne Cassim will be deported from UAE

(Newser) - The United Arab Emirates plans to release jailed American consultant (and amateur sketch comic) Shezanne Cassim this week. Cassim has already been moved from a federal prison to a desert deportation center near Abu Dhabi, the Guardian reports. A family spokesperson tells CNN that he should head back to the... More »

American Gets Prison Sentence for Comedy Video

Verdict for Shezanne Cassim and friends not actually read

(Newser) - The UAE is very bad at taking a joke. The state security court in Abu Dhabi today sentenced three men—including American citizen Shezanne Cassim—to a year in prison for a goofy video they put online last year. The video, titled "Satwa G" is a mockumentary poking fun... More »

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