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and other “international companies” to whom profits seem more important than human rights. From the European Parliament, via @mikkohipponen:

Ban surveillance technology exports

The resolution “strongly criticizes international companies, and notably Nokia/Siemens, for providing the Iranian authorities with the necessary censorship and surveillance technology, thus being instrumental to persecution and arrests of Iranian dissidents”. Parliament called on the EU institutions immediately to “ban the export of surveillance technology by European companies to governments and countries such as Iran”.

Finally, MEPs strongly condemned death sentences and executions in Iran and called for the abolition of the death penalty.

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