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Friday, January 10, 2014

Former U of M student Shezanne "Shez" Cassim released from Dubai prison and home in Minnesota!

Untitled1111.pngShezanne "Shez" Cassim arrived home to Minnesota late Thursday (Jan 9) after spending the past nine months in a United Arab Emirates (UAE) prison for posting a satirical video on YouTube. Shez's family, friends and extended community worked diligently over the past several months calling attention to his case and asking for his release. Human Rights leaders at the University, including the Program's Director Barbara Frey and Co-directors of the Human Rights Center, David Weissbrodt and Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, held a press conference on December 10 (International Human Rights Day) calling on the government of the UAE to immediately release Shez. Today, we are thrilled for Shez, his family, friends, and other supporters worldwide as he is finally free!

Link to MPR piece on Shez's release.