Shez Cassim Released from UAE Prison After Serving 9 Months Over a Comedy Video


This morning, CNN reported that Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, the American citizen who was jailed in the United Arab Emirates after making and posting an amateur comedy video online, has finally been released from prison and is heading home to the States. According to the report, Shez left Dubai early this morning after nine months in jail over a silly and relatively harmless video. Back in December, Funny Or Die made a big push to help free Shez and enlisted comedy stars like Will Ferrell, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, and Tony Hale to rouse support for his return to the US, where he can now make and post as many silly videos as he wants.