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[ NNSquad ] Dubai arrests US man for internet parody

Dubai arrests US man for internet parody

http://j.mp/1974Sp1  (MWC)

   "A rights group has said an American man, who posted a parody video
    about youth culture in Dubai, was being held by the authorities.
    Shezanne Cassim, a 29-year-old registered in Woodbury, Minnesota, was
    the first foreigner arrested under tougher measures governing use of
    the internet in the United Arab Emirates.  The London-based Emirates
    Centre for Human Rights said the Sri Lankan-born Cassim was arrested
    in April after posting a video in 2012 poking fun at how many youths
    in the region were in awe of the power of social media."

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The video that reportedly got him arrested is:
http://j.mp/1c9V1Dl  (YouTube)

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