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Shezanne Cassim

American Speaks Out After Being Imprisoned In UAE Over Parody Video

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

It began with an inside joke and rapidly turned into an international spectacle. Shezanne Cassim, a 29-year-old from Minnesota, returned home to Am...

UAE Sentences American To 1 Year For Parody Video

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced eight people including an American to up to a year in prison Monday...

All the World Is a Stage: Will the UAE Play a Part?

Dayna Steele | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Dayna Steele

There was one instance where I knew I had come dangerously close to crossing an invisible line. I innocently asked a question of the assembled tourists and international workers known as expatriates, or expats. The chill I felt was stunning, and I immediately realized what I had done.