Printed from http://www.electronista.com

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.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. BLAZE_MkIV

    Professional Poster

    Joined: 02-23-00

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

  1. qazwart

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 04-10-01

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

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News