Trump’s Blackwater pardons an affront to justice, say UN experts

Rights experts say pardon of four contractors over Iraq killings undermine humanitarian lawDonald Trump’s pardon of four American men convicted of killing Iraqi civilians while working as contractors in 2007 violated US obligations under international …

Rights experts say pardon of four contractors over Iraq killings undermine humanitarian law

Donald Trump’s pardon of four American men convicted of killing Iraqi civilians while working as contractors in 2007 violated US obligations under international law, United Nations human rights experts have said.

Nicholas Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder and Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard were convicted of voluntary and attempted manslaughter over an incident in which US contractors opened fire in busy traffic in a Baghdad square and killed 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians.

Related: 'Our blood is cheaper than water': anger in Iraq over Trump pardons

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