A United Nations committee said that the amnesty issued by President Donald Trump for former Blackwater members who were convicted of committing a massacre in Baghdad in 2007 violates international law, and the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries condemned the action and described Trump’s decision to pardon The four men called it “an insult to justice and the memory of the dead,” according to Russia Today.
“The pardon of Blackwater contractors is an affront to justice and to the victims of the Eagles Square massacre and their families,” said the group’s president, Jelena Barrack, and affirmed that “the amnesty decisions violate the United States’ obligations under international law and broadly undermine humanitarian law and human rights at the global level.”
On December 23, Trump issued a complete amnesty for 4 former members of the private military company, Blackwater, who were convicted of committing a massacre that left 14 civilians dead in Baghdad in 2007, and the names of Nicholas Slaten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard were included on the list of exemptions published by him. The White House, which originally provided for amnesty for 15 convicts in full and reduced sentences for five others.
The statement stated that the exemption of these four “veterans”, who are former soldiers, enjoys “broad support from public opinion and elected officials,” adding that they have “a long history of serving their country.”