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UAE Frees American Jailed for YouTube Parody

An American citizen was released from jail in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday after serving nine months for posting a parody video on YouTube, his family said.   Shezanne Cassim, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison last month over a 20-minute “mockumentary” video which poked fun at young Emirati men who imitate U.S. hip hop culture.   However, because he had been in detention since last April, Cassim has now been released “according to a customary practice that equates...

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