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Freed Minnesota man tells students at alma mater that knowledge is power

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY — While a student at Woodbury High School, Shezanne “Shez” Cassim was bright but considered himself somewhat of a slacker. 

However, when the 29-year-old Woodbury resident found himself locked in a maximum security prison in th…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota man stateside after 9 months in UAE prison

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man who spent nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison for making a spoof video landed on U.S. soil Thursday after being freed this week.
Dressed in a navy blazer with long hair covering most of his face, Shezanne “…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota man stateside after 9 months in UAE prison

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man who spent nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison for making a spoof video landed on U.S. soil Thursday after being freed this week.
Dressed in a navy blazer with long hair covering most of his face, Shezanne “…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Supporters rally for Minnesota native held in United Arab Emirates

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY, Minn. — U.S. officials and human rights advocates are calling on the United Arab Emirates government to release a Woodbury High School graduate who’s been held in maximum security prison for eight months for posting a mockumentary YouTub…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Supporters rally for Minnesota native held in United Arab Emirates

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY, Minn. — U.S. officials and human rights advocates are calling on the United Arab Emirates government to release a Woodbury High School graduate who’s been held in maximum security prison for eight months for posting a mockumentary YouTub…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Persian Gulf states pulling ambassadors from Syria

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council says it is pulling its ambassadors from Syria because of President Bashar Assad’s refusal to accept Arab attempts to end the country’s bloodshed. Continue Reading

UAE detains another democracy activist, academic

April 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have detained two more activists advocating democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf nation where most political activity is banned, a lawyer said Sunday. Continue Reading