Abu Dhabi: American stuck in prison after posting parody video on Youtube

Posted on November 28, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Arrested, Middle East

A Woodbury family is fighting to get their son out of a prison in Abu Dhabi. He’s been living in Dubai for the last seven years working as a business consultant. But 29-year-old Shezanne Cassim was put in prison because the government didn’t like a parody video he posted on YouTube. His family says he made it with some friends as a spoof about young people in Dubai. United Arab Emirates officials say it violates cybercrimes law and poses a threat to national security. Read Article

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