August 19, 2010
Nokia Siemens Networks Sued for Selling Spy Kit to Iran
Nokia Siemens Networks is facing a lawsuit over allegations that it sold equipment to Iran that was subsequently used by the government to monitor opposition activists. Cellular News reports.
Iranian journalist and activist, Isa Saharkhiz and his son, Mehdi Saharkhiz have filled the lawsuit in a U.S. Federal Court against Nokia Siemens Networks and its parent companies Siemens and Nokia alleging human rights violations committed by the Iranian government through the aid of spying centers which were provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.
... Last year, following a flurry of media speculation about Nokia Siemens Networks sales to the Iranian government, the company denied that it had provided any deep packet inspection, web censorship or Internet filtering capability to the country.
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