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February 1, 2017

If anyone is to be banned from entering the United States because they present a threat, it should be individuals like the U.A.E. officials who detain and torture Americans with impunity, not innocent refugees and immigrants.
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August 29, 2016

An international coalition of individuals formerly detained in the United Arab Emirates are calling on their governments to let travelers know of the high risks they face while they are in the U.A.E.

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December 9, 2015

The #PardonShez campaign is acknowledging International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2015. The date commemorates the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

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October 26, 2015

Team ‪#‎PardonShez‬: You took the time to write letters and postcards to the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, to convince them to do the right thing and #PardonShez. It’s been 57 days, and the UAE has still not given a response...

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October 17, 2015

Thank you for your interest in Shezanne Cassim’s efforts to get justice from the United Arab Emirates government.

More than two years ago the U.A.E. government arrested Shez, a U.S. citizen who grew up in Dubai, for creating a comedy video about youth culture that he posted on YouTube. Their claim? – that Shez had endangered the U.A.E.’s national security...

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Letter Template For Writing Campaign

September 1, 2015 

Here is the letter template for our writing campaign. All you have to do is download the file, type in the correct date, print the letter, sign it with your name and return address, and mail the letter to the addressee (The UAE Embassy in Washington, DC).
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August 14, 2015 

Shezanne “Shez” Cassim is an American who was wrongfully detained and imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates from April 7, 2013 to January 8, 2014, for posting an amateur comedy video on YouTube. 

 The fictional video presented a humorous view of youth culture in Shezanne’s childhood home of Dubai, but UAE authorities accused him of endangering national security...

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