Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blackwater guards jailed for death of 14 Iraqi civilians

The sentenced Blackwater guards: Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten and Paul Slough

A court in Washington DC, USA has jailed four Blackwater guards over the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007.

One of the guards has been sentenced for life while three others have been sentenced for 30 years each.

It may be added that Nicholas Slatten and three others were convicted last year for the killings in Baghdad's crowded Nisoor Square. A further 17 Iraqis were injured as the private contractors opened fire to clear the way for a US convoy.

Read more at BBC
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