On 20 May, BIS announced that Aramex Emirates, LLC, located in Dubai, U.A.E., agreed to pay a $125,000 civil penalty for participating in the unlicensed exportation of network devices and software from the United States to Syria via the U.A.E. According to BIS, the exports in question took place in 2010 and 2011. In announcing the penalty, BIS noted that the items in question “could be used by the Syrian government to monitor Internet activity and block pro-democracy websites”.

BIS Press Release