Thursday, January 9, 2014
(Undated) -- A Minnesota man is free today after spending the better part of a year locked up in the United Arab Emirates over an online video. Shezanne Cassim was sentenced to a year in prison last year for posting a YouTube video that spoofed youth culture in Dubai. He spent nine months behind bars. Minnesota Senator Al Franken says the U.S. has a good diplomatic relationship with the U.A.E. and he's pleased that officials have decided to release Cassim.