Democracy Now: Apple Store Refuses to Sell Products to 2 Iranian Americans

Two Iranian Americans in Georgia have come forward to reveal they were barred from making purchases at local Apple stores after employees overheard them speaking Farsi. Nineteen-year old Sahar Sabet was prevented from buying an iPad after an employer overheard her speaking to her uncle. Zack Jafarzadeh, the other would-be customer, had a similar experience at a different Apple store. Apple employees cited U.S. export laws on Iran in justifying their actions. A group of Iranian Americans plan to hold a “flash mob” protest at an Apple Store in New York City today.

~ by wheresthemic on June 21, 2012.

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