Holly Watt, Claire Newell and Helia Ebrahimi
November 8, 2011
A British technology firm with links to William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has sold a product to Iran which could be used to track down protesters.
Creativity Software sold the product to the regime despite concerns that it has been used to round up activists communicating with their mobile phones.
The main bankroller of the company is MMC Ventures, whose chief executive and chairman both funded Mr Hague’s private office until recently.
The disclosure could prove embarrassing to Mr Hague who has been a critic of Iran, but the Government has not blocked the sale of such products to the regime, which has crushed Arab Spring protests.
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