An "Honest Judicial System Cannot Tolerate" Nick Slatten's Wrongful Conviction

An "Honest Judicial System Cannot Tolerate" Nick Slatten's Wrongful Conviction

The post-verdict filings are in. That means Nick Slatten is one step closer to the ruling that will determine whether he will be sentenced to die in prison for shots that were not his OR whether the lack of evidence, rights violations, and government misconduct that resulted in Nick's wrongful conviction require the complete dismissal of the case against him or, at the very least, a new trial.

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Bombshell Revelation: U.S. Intelligence Reveals Suspected Insurgency Ties of Lead Iraqi Investigator

Bombshell Revelation: U.S. Intelligence Reveals Suspected Insurgency Ties of Lead Iraqi Investigator

We have known all along that the "investigation" into what happened in Nisur Square on September 16, 2007, was a sham, and we've dedicated an entire page of our website to detailing several reasons why. We updated that page today because, as it turns out, apparently, the U.S. government has known something all along too. Less than a week before Nick Slatten's retrial was set to begin, the DOJ disclosed that the Iraqi officer who spearheaded the investigation, Col. Faris Karim (who also told the FBI that he was present in Nisur Square during the incident), has suspected insurgency ties.

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Raven 23 defense team files motion for new trial

Raven 23 defense team files motion for new trial

In this case, the government had every reason to know that the testimony of Sarhan Dheyab Abdul Monem, an Iraqi police officer present during the incident, was false, but nonetheless presented Mr. Monem as a key witness—the second witness at trial—and shaped its theory of the case on his testimony (1). As a direct result of that presentation, the jury was misled into believing that the Defendants’ actions on September 16, 2007 were unjustified from the very start. This conclusion led to the Defendants’ convictions for voluntary and attempted voluntary manslaughter, as opposed to acquittals on those charges or convictions on the lesser- included offenses of involuntary manslaughter. 

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