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Mark Zuckerberg summoned to Iran courts to answer privacy charges

updated 09:19 am EDT, Tue May 27, 2014

Executive unlikely to appear, or send legal representation

The Iranian court system is alleging that WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook - all owned by the latter company -- are violating the rights of privacy in the country. As part of the investigation, the sanctioned country has summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear and answer charges, a summons that the executive is likely to ignore.

"According to the court's ruling, the Zionist director of the company of Facebook, or his official attorney must appear in court to defend himself and pay for possible losses," said Iranian Internet director Ruhollah Momen-Nasab.

Facebook-owned Instagram was blocked in Iran earlier this week. Another Facebook company, WhatsApp, was banned at the beginning of the month stemming from Mark Zuckerberg's Jewish family background, echoing remarks from Momen-Nasab in this case. Instagram was also temporarily banned in the country for 12 hours last December.



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  1. BLAZE_MkIV

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    They know he's not going to show up. It's just an excuse to cut off a method of civil discourse.

  1. qazwart

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    "the Zionist director of the company of Facebook...". Oh, you know he'd get a fair hearing!

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