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Syria bans iPhone over anti-regime protests

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Dec 2011 7:55 User comments (3)

Syria bans iPhone over anti-regime protests Syria wants to control information coming out of the country.
German and Lebanese media sources have reported on a statement issued within Syria. The statement, from the customs department of the Syrian finance ministry, reportedly warned Syrians against using an Apple iPhone in the country and also reportedly outlawed the importing of the device.

Interestingly, there is no indication that the Syrian authorities have outlawed any other smartphones in the country. Lebanese news website el-Nashra reported that if any in Syria is found to be using an iPhone, then it will be confiscated and they will be prosecuted.

The German media said that opposition groups in Beirut have confirmed that the iPhone ban is genuine.

The United Nations (U.N.) estimates that as many as 4,000 people have died in Syria as a result of government crackdowns on protests since March. International media groups have been banned from the country during the unrest, meaning that videos and images taken with smartphones have become the world's eye on Syria.

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3 user comments

13.12.2011 9:34

i wish this applies everywhere, wouldn't that be nice hahaha

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Dec 2011 @ 9:34

Being nice always has its own consequences

23.12.2011 17:02

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
i wish this applies everywhere, wouldn't that be nice hahaha
Well,it's only because it seems that the government found out that their was extreme hate from their citizens (huh, imagine that) and they're trying to cover up what is really going on a rampant corrupt government that do what it can to shut up its people to keep what's going on from leaking outside of their boundaries, only the rest of the world already know what's really going on in the first place anyways. They might as well have a dark bubble surrounding their country if they want the leaking to stop, which it probably still wont anyways, imo.

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34.12.2011 5:59

Next Country will be "The Land of the Free"

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

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