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South Korean LG to End its Business in Iran

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

South Korean electronics firm LG is set to end its surveillance business in Iran as United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) expressed its concern that such advanced equipment can be used by the regime for surveillance and internal security purposes against the Iranian people.
UANI called on LG this Tuesday, 7th August to end its business in Iran and expects an answer by August 13, 2012.
LG runs an established business in Iran and sells many products including cellphones and surveillance equipment in Iran. Apparently the concern was expressed by UANI when the authorities sighted its surveillance products on the website of an Iranian regime entity.
This should be unnerving as the authorities have recorded misuse of security and surveillance technology by this regime.
In the past, security and surveillance products have been used to monitor, track, apprehend, torture, and kill regime opponents.
UANI is especially concerned about the sale of LG’s LT903N Speed Dome Camera, which is advertised for sale on the website of IRANCCTV, a regime entity that has been described by Reporters Without Borders as “a censorship agency” that violently interrogates journalists and activists in Iran.
Concern is also expressed for LG’s partnership with Fariran, an Iranian security firm founded to import, distribute and install LG CCTV security systems in Iran.

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