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24 January 2012

Human Rights First & OWNI Digital Journalism articles on surveillance technology & oppressive regimes

Author: Meg Roggensack and Betsy Walters, Human Rights First, OWNI Digital Journalism; reponses compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2011, Human Rights First published a blog entitled "Excuses, excuses: Surveillance Technology and Oppressive Regimes", alleging that companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human...

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5 January 2012

U.S. State Department Investigating Huawei on Iran Concerns

Author: Michael Kan, IDG News

The U.S. Department of State said on Wednesday it is investigating Huawei Technologies for allegedly providing censorship and mobile phone tracking technology to Iran, following a request from six U.S. lawmakers. The Department of State "shares the...

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14 December 2011

Nokia Siemens Venture to Reduce Its Business in Iran

Author: Steve Stecklow, Wall Street Journal

The executive board of network-equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks said it has decided not to take on any new business in Iran and will gradually reduce its existing commitments, effective Jan. 1, 2012. In a letter to its staff in Iran, the...

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9 December 2011

Huawei Technologies will "voluntarily restrict its business development" in Iran following reports that police used technology to trace & arrest dissidents

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27 October 2011

Chinese tech giant aids Iran

Author: Trend News Agency

Huawei Technologies…a Chinese telecom giant, filled the vacuum created in Iran's government-controlled mobile-phone industry when Western companies pulled back…in 2009…Huawei recently signed a contract to install equipment for a system at Iran's...

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20 September 2011

UK firm denies 'cyber-spy' deal with Egypt

Author: Stephen Grey, BBC

A UK firm offered to supply "cyber-spy" software used by Egypt to target activists, the BBC has learned...Gamma International UK denies actually supplying the program, which infects computers with a virus that bugs online voice calls and email...The...

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22 August 2011

Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens

Author: Vernon Silver & Ben Elgin, Bloomberg

[scroll down for statement by Nokia Siemens Networks] Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist...[then] Al Khanjar…[was] question[ed] by a[n]…officer armed with…transcripts of...

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18 November 2010

Nokia Siemens lawsuit dropped by Iranian plaintiffs

Author: Cyrus Farivar, Deutsche Welle

Last Wednesday, the attorney for two Iranians who had sued Nokia Siemens Networks in an American federal court withdrew their lawsuit. In the case, the plaintiffs Isa Saharkhiz and Mehdi Saharkhiz had alleged that the sale of Nokia Siemens Networks...

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6 October 2010

Shirin Ebadi: “Nokia Siemens’ action a major accomplishment for Iranians and for people of the world”

Author: Intl. Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

In a press release published last week, Nokia Siemens Networks [NSN - joint venture Nokia & Siemens] referred to a meeting the multi-national company’s representatives had with [Nobel Peace Laureate] Shirin Ebadi, discussing transparency. “[NSN]...

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28 August 2010

Suing Repression's Service Provider

Author: Kaveh Shahrooz, Frontline Tehran Bureau

[Ali] Herischi and [Edward] Moawad are the two lawyers behind an unusual and potentially devastating lawsuit against Nokia Siemens…[T]he suit has been brought by Mehdi Saharkhiz on behalf of his father, Isa…The elder Saharkhiz, an outspoken reformist...

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