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UAE sentences American to 1 year in video case

December 23, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this undated file photo provided by Shervon Cassim shows Shezanne Cassim of Woodbury, Minn. The American man detained for months in the United Arab Emirates and seven co-defendants were fined and sentenced to jail Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 after being convicted in connection to a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai. Officials charged that the film, a mockumentary uploaded to the Internet, spoofing would-be Dubai “gangstas” ran afoul of a 2012 cybercrimes law that tightened penalties for challenging authorities, according to supporters of one of the filmmakers, Shezanne Cassim. (AP Photo/Courtesy Shervon Cassim, File)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced eight people including an American to up to a year in prison Monday after being convicted in connection to a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai.

The video they produced and uploaded to the Internet was a spoof documentary of would-be “gangsta” youth in the Gulf Arab city-state. The Login to read more

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