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Blackwater security guard murder retrial ends with hung jury
A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday in the retrial of former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten, ending weeks of deliberation in a mistrial. "We have reexamined our views and continued our discussions about the evidence and determi (More)
Federal appeals court overturns Blackwater murder conviction
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard and ordered resentencing of three others for the killing of unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007 . Ni (More)
Former Blackwater guards appeal conviction for Baghdad shooting
Four former Blackwater security contractors on Monday appealed their conviction for a 2007 Baghdad shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians. This appeal centers around a witness for the prosecution who changed his testimony after the trial in a way (More)
Former Blackwater guards sentenced for killing Iraqi civilians
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison and three others to 30 years for the killing of unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007 . Nicholas Slatten, a forme (More)
Supreme Court denies appeals from military contractor over soldier death and exposure suits
The US Supreme Court denied certiorari on Tuesday in three appeals filed by military contractor KBR, Inc. , seeking to end lawsuits over a soldier's electrocution in Iraq, soldier exposure to open-air burn pits for waste disposal and soldier expos (More)
UN rights experts urge greater regulation of private security companies
The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries on Tuesday urged stronger global and regulation of private security companies. The group also called on governments to hold private military and security companies (PMSCs) accountable for all of their (More)
Federal jury returns guilty verdict for Blackwater security guards
A federal jury in the US District Court for the District of Columbia returned a guilty verdict on Wednesday for four ex-Blackwater security guards, now Academi , who shot and killed 14 Iraqis and wounded 17 in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad. Nicholas S (More)
UN rights experts call for international regulation of private military companies
The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries on Monday urged governments to implement a binding international agreement to regulate the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs). The working group found that current national (More)
War Crimes Allegations
The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, (More)
Blackwater agrees to settle federal criminal charges
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that private security contractors Blackwater , now known as Academi , agreed to settle several federal criminal charges dealing with export and firearm violations. Academi agreed to pay a $7. (More)
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