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Shezanne "Shez" Cassim is an American living in the United Arab Emirates and has been imprisoned since April for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet. He is being held under a cybercrimes law for endangering public order. The video is a 19-minute short that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. It's equivalent to someone in the U.S. making a parody video of Brooklyn hipsters and getting thrown in jail for months without bail. U.S. diplomatic officials cannot represent Shez in legal proceedings or pay his legal fees or other expenses. Shez's court date has been continuously been pushed back and his next date has been scheduled for Monday, December 16th.

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