Ex-Blackwater guards appeal convictions

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Life in prison for one former Blackwater contractor, 30 years in jail each for three others. Last year all four Americans were convicted in a Washington, D.C. federal court of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007. CCTV’s Jim Spellman filed this report.

Ex-Blackwater guards appeal convictions

Ex-Blackwater guards appeal convictions

Life in prison for one former Blackwater contractor, 30 years in jail each, for three others. Last year all four Americans were convicted in a Washington DC federal court of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007. CCTV's Jim Spellman filed this report.

Highlights:

  • The private contractors had been working for the U.S. government in Iraq when they opened fire on unarmed civilians.
  • One of the victims of the shootings, Hassan Jabuir, says the sentences are too light.