DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A state-owned United Arab Emirates paper and a family spokeswoman say an American man tried under a cybercrimes law in the Gulf nation has been found guilty and sentenced to one year in prison after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi-based The National says the State Security Court issued sentences to Shezanne Cassim and seven other defendants on Monday in a case that has generated international interest.
The paper says the American, which it identified only by his initials, also faces a 10,000 dirham ($2,725) fine and will be deported after completing his sentence. His co-defendants were not named. They got between eight months and a year.
A spokeswoman for Cassim's family, Jennifer Gore, confirmed the guilty verdict and sentence but had no other details.
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