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American Jailed in UAE for YouTube Parody Video

An American citizen was sentenced to a year in prison in the United Arab Emirates on Monday for posting a parody video on YouTube which pokes fun at young Emirati men who imitate U.S. hip-hop culture, his family said. Shezanne Cassim, 29, has been detained in the United Arab Emirates since April after publishing the 20-minute “mockumentary” film. In the video, which opens with a disclaimer stating it is fictional and does not intend to offend the people of the UAE, Emirati men...

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