File - In this undated file photo provided by Shervon Cassim shows his brother Shezanne Cassim of Woodbury, Minn. (AP Photo/Courtesy Shervon Cassim)
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An American citizen was released from jail in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday after serving nine months in prison for posting a parody video on YouTube, his family said.Shezanne Cassim, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison last month over a 20-minute "mockumentary" video which poked fun at young Emirati men who imitate U.S. hip-hop culture. There was no immediate reaction from UAE authorities.The video opened with a disclaimer stating it was fictional and did not intend to offend the people of the UAE.
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