Monday, April 13, 2015

Ex-Blackwater contractors sentenced in Nusoor Square shooting in Iraq

One former employee of the private Blackwater Worldwide security company was sentenced Monday to life in prison and three others to 30 years each behind bars for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left 17 people dead.

A federal jury convicted the four in October after a lengthy trial that saw some 30 witnesses travel from Iraq to testify against the security contractors. Prosecutors accused the men of illegally unleashed "powerful sniper fire, machine guns and grenade launchers on innocent men, women and children."

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/13/us/blackwater-contractors-iraq-sentencing/index.html

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