"Hikvision Football Arena" Lithuania Causes Controversy

By: Charles Rollet, Published on Jan 24, 2020

Controversy has arisen in Lithuania over Hikvision becoming a soccer team's top sponsor and gaining naming rights to their arena, with one local MP even comparing the company to the "Gulag or Gestapo".

In this note, we provide an overview of the controversy, Hikvision's response, and what this means for the firm.

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