Defense For Blackwater Guards Claims Gov’t Withheld Evidence – 28 July 2014

RT logoLawyers for the Blackwater security guards on trial for killing 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007 claimed Monday that the US government has suppressed evidence that could aid the defendants.

The defense team says photographs of eight empty shell casings for an AK-47, used by both insurgents and Iraqi security forces, taken by a US Army captain were only supplied by federal prosecutors on Wednesday.

The evidence could turn out to be favorable for the defense, the attorneys said, as the security guards of the notorious security firm – now known as Academi – say they fired in the crowded square on Sept. 16, 2007 only after being fired upon by insurgents.

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