An Iranian journalist who is suing Nokia claims the phone company’s surveillance technology led Iranian authorities to him, according to reports.
Isa Saharkhiz, a journalist who has been in jail for more than a year, has been accused of taking part in anti-government rallies.
After fleeing the capital Tehran, Saharkhiz says he was found by authorities and imprisoned after briefly turning on his Nokia phone.
Reports ABC News:
In a recent statement to a European parliamentary committee on human rights, the phone carrier admitted it sold Iran the technology that allows authorities to track mobile phone users.
But the company says it is a standard feature for law enforcement.
It also acknowledges the technology has been used to suppress dissent and agrees that Nokia should have understood the human rights situation in Iran better.