Release American jailed in Dubai for posting a comedy video to YouTube
Why this is important
Shezanne Cassim, 29, is an American citizen who has spent the past 7 months in a UAE prison for posting a comedy video to YouTube about youth culture in Dubai. He has been charged with endangering national security by violating the cyber crimes law. A date is yet to be set for his trial and he has been denied bail 3 times without a reason being given.Shezanne has committed no crime and in no way endangered national security. The video is still available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUk5CB9kaBY and it’s content is clearly playful and not dangerous in any way.
Please support Shezanne and sign this petition to call on the President of the UAE to release him and his friends who made the film with him.