The Minnesota Star Tribune website reports that U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Michael Corbin told U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar the case of Shezanne Cassim, a former Minnesota resident imprisoned in Abu Dhabi, is his “highest priority.”
In a phone call late Monday night, Senator Klobuchar also said she plans to discuss Cassim’s case again with Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the United States.
As I blogged earlier this week, Cassim has been in prison since April 2013 for posting a parody video on YouTube.