Iranian journalist suing Nokia over imprisonment

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.

Full story on ABC News at this link…

Further reporting by the Guardian at this link…

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