Blackwater former mercenary’s long prison terms


April 14 th, 2015

Former US private mercenary company Blackwater received on Monday heavy prison sentences for killing at least 14 Iraqis in 2007. Nicholas Slatten, who was convicted in October 2014 for murdering a civilian, scoops perpetuity. Three other former employees of Blackwater, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard, tried for murder, were sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for between 47 and 57 years in prison. Blackwater employees were responsible for the security of a US diplomatic convoy on 16 September, 2007 when they opened fire.

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