The United Arab Emirates. An awful place to visit and you wouldn't want to live there.
Friday, 29 November 2013
News Limited websites carry this story today. Be warned about the consequences of minor infractions of their way of life.
I don't know how the civilised nations of the world tolerate the various forms of barbarity that flow from Islamist Central.
Man detained in Dubai for online parody
AN AMERICAN man who works in the United Arab Emirates has been held in a maximum-security prison for months after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, a rights group and family attorney said.
Shezanne Cassim, 29, of Woodbury, Minnesota, was arrested in April and charged with violating a 2012 cybercrimes law that boosts penalties for allegedly challenging authorities, attorney Susan Burns said. He was moved to a maximum-security prison in Abu Dhabi in June.
He's been accused of endangering national security, and is the first foreigner arrested under tougher measures governing internet use in the United Arab Emirates, according to the London-based Emirates Center for Human Rights.
Cassim has entered a not guilty plea in court, and has made a statement about his involvement in the video, which he created and posted online in 2012, said Cassim's brother, Shervon.