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Syria Bans the Use of iPhones

Syria Bans the Use of iPhones

Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:16pm by iClarified
Syrian authorities have banned the use of the iPhone in an attempt to prevent activists from documenting government violence, reports Elnashra.

According to TNW, activists in the country are being served with notices from the Customs Department of the Syrian Finance Ministry that reads:

"The authorities warn anyone against using the iphone in Syria."

The 2011 Syrian uprising is an ongoing internal conflict occurring in Syria. Protests started on 26 January 2011, and escalated into an uprising by 15 March 2011. The uprising, which the United Nations considers a civil war, is influenced by concurrent protests in the region, and has been described as "unprecedented." The demands of protesters include for President Bashar al-Assad to step down; for the ruling Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party to allow other political parties; for equal rights for Kurdish people; and for broad political freedoms, such as freedom of press, speech and assembly. [W]

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Syria Bans the Use of iPhones

Syria Bans the Use of iPhones

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Free Syrian
Free Syrian - January 1, 2012 at 7:48pm
Thank you to mention that, we are really suffering by this decorator Assad hope we get our freedom soon.
mike - December 4, 2011 at 8:39am
LOOOOOL, iclarified is now bring used as a news agency to advertise against Syria too? where in the world human rights are respected in the USA and CANADA are the most 2 countries where Human rights are bent to give authorities the right to arrest anybody they want by creating a fake motive and nobody can say one word, then release them. we wish freedom for all The people in Syria and god bless them all, But why Iphone, while they have all kind of advanced phone like Samsung Galaxy , and HTC etccc... don't they all have camera'a and place calls? what a funny topic to be on iclarifed while nothing is confirmed from the whole story.
ritalin - January 18, 2012 at 2:29pm
Hello, what do you think, will catch up if Barcelona Real?
free syrian
free syrian - December 4, 2011 at 6:51am
Im.from.syria and the government has canceled this ban.to use the iphone cz they just cant ban them :-)
Free Syrian
Free Syrian - January 1, 2012 at 7:51pm
But we need to agree about peaceful protesting to let Assad go away
dt - January 1, 2012 at 7:57pm
drosophila - December 3, 2011 at 2:16pm
The US givernment also bans the US of phones in customs areas, so it seems that Syria isn't doing anything the US already does.
mohanad - December 4, 2011 at 12:28am
good Comment i like it.
vicken - December 3, 2011 at 11:28am
Hi people, there is a big mistake in this report as the authorities didn't bane the use of the iPhone in syria, it's only banned to use in the Customs Department and all the offices of it. and the rest is missunderstanding or maybe problem in translation. and about the Freedom, be sure they have! even more than you think you do.
Prodg - December 3, 2011 at 9:33am
First it was Pakistan with the words you can't text, now this. Did I miss the part where we time travelled back to 1984!!
Adcpolo - December 3, 2011 at 1:20am
Whats different with other smart phones?
basel - December 2, 2011 at 10:20pm
by the way attached photo is for the people who support ِ Al Assad in Syria as huge number of public do support him against the armed gangs
Basel - December 2, 2011 at 10:29pm
Stop denying the fact that people want him...all are against bashar. Too bad they bans the use of iphones, they are soo shallow
Dudleydogg - December 3, 2011 at 1:30am
That was Funny. Hence the Die-phone
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