Nokia Siemens has been engaging in a dirty trade: selling surveillance technology to repressive regimes. Under pressure last year from Access and other organizations, their executives were forced to finally admit their technology was used to "suppress dissent" in Iran, but despite their PR spin, Nokia Siemens hasn't really changed.
Nokia Siemens still has "technical contractual links" with its old human tracking business, and "In cases where the company has previously provided networks, products and/or services in Iran, the company would be willing to accept contract extensions ... " Moreover, many of the senior staff who worked for Nokia Siemens now work for a private and unaccountable holding company which was set up to continue this dirty trade.
Now they are defending themselves in court against Isa Saharkhiz, an Iranian journalist who was tracked down with the surveillance technology that Nokia Siemens sold to Iran. Isa has now been in jail for 14 months, his ribs have been broken and he's 50 pounds lighter than when he was picked up."
Nokia is worried about their public image right now. Sign below and e-mail this petition to any of your friends with a Nokia phone or with cell service from a company that carries Nokia phones, and we'll present the case to Nokia Siemens and the governments that regulate them.
Dear Nokia Siemens and the governments of the US and EU,
We call upon you to completely end all sales, support, and service of tracking and surveillance technology to governments with a record of human rights abuses...
(sign the petition, if you dare -fc)