Sunday, 3 January 2010

Blackwater case dropped in the USA

Unsuprisingly, the case against Blackwater employees responsible for the killing of 17 Iraqi civilians has been thrown out of court by a US judge, due to alleged "procedural errors in the way evidence was collected (1).

Which does beg the question, will the same standard be applied to any alleged terrorists put on trial in the USA, when the case relies on evidence or information obtained under torture, or where other extra legal procedural errors" have been committed?

Somehow, I think not.
1 - "Iraq outraged as Blackwater case is dropped" by Guy Adams, published in the Independent, 2nd of January, 2010. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-outraged-as-blackwater-case-is-dropped-1855401.html)

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