A US Citizen Is Being Imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates Over a Comedy Video


Funny Or Die is working to raise awareness for Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, an American citizen who was living in the United Arab Emirates when he was imprisoned for making an amateur comedy video and posting it online. He’s been held over seven months for a UAE “cyber crimes law” over a video that sounds pretty harmless. You can pressure the UAE government to free Shez Cassim by signing the petition or by tweeting about ti with the hastag #freeshez.

Check out the full story at CNN and a bit of the video below: