Shez Has Been Set Free
Free Shez Cassim!
Shezanne (Shez) Cassim, a U.S. citizen from Woodbury, Minnesota, has been detained in the United Arab Emirates since April 7, 2013 for posting an amateur comedy video on YouTube in 2012. Cassim is employed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Dubai, where he moved after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2006. Cassim was interrogated and placed under arrest in Dubai before being transferred to the custody of the federal State Security Court at a maximum-security prison in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. For posting the comedy sketch, Cassim has been accused of endangering the U.A.E.’s national security under a federal “Cyber Crimes Law.”