Trump pardons contractors of the Nisour Square massacre

Trump pardons contractors of the Nisour Square massacre
Trump pardons contractors of the Nisour Square massacre

In 2007, four guards fired on armed civilians killing 14 people in Baghdad. This incident has sparked outrage over the use of mercenaries in war zones. Anika Khan reports.

  • It looks like Donald Trump will do as much damage as he can before he gets down from power. He has pardoned the four security guards who were in jail for killing 14 civilians that included 2 children.
  • In 2007, four security guards- Paul Slough, Dustin Heard, Nicholas Slatten, and Evan Liberty opened fire with machine guns, grenade launchers, and a sniper on a crowd of unarmed people in an open square in Baghdad.
  • This incident, widely known as the Nisour Square massacre has gone into the record for being one of the lowest episodes of the US invasion of Iraq.
  • In 2015, Slatten was convicted for first-degree murder while the rest three were convicted on multiple charges of attempted manslaughter. Slatten was sentenced to a lifetime of prison. Slough, Heard, and Liberty was sentenced to thirty years in prison each. ¬†and the others to thirty years of prison each.
  • The pardoners are one of the several American service personnel and contractors who has been accused of crimes against civilians in war zones.

The news of the pardon emerged on Tuesday night sparking debates and raising questions on US law Makers and the authority of a President who should no longer have any power.