United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Sentences Amateur Comedian to a Year in Jail for...Satire Video?

United Arab Emirates Sentences Amateur Comedian to a Year in Jail for...Satire Video?
Shezzanne Cassim, an amateur comic from Minnesota, moved to the United Arab Emirates to pursue grand ambitions of working in the airline industry there. Little did he know that a spoof of tough urban youths called 'Satwa' would land him in a UAE jail for a year.
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Saudi Columnist Detained by Police After Writing Column to End Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi Columnist Detained by Police After Writing Column to End Ban on Women Drivers
Police have detained a Saudi columnist who supported ending his country's ban on women driving, activists said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch and activists who know al-Mubarak say he remains in detention with no access to a lawyer.
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Aya Batrawy
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