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Secret Lockerbie files published

2012-03-25 16:43

London - A Scottish newspaper has published what it says are previously undisclosed files on the 1988 Pan Am bombing that the only suspect convicted in the case has claimed cast doubt on his involvement.

The Sunday Herald newspaper posted an 800-report by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission to its website on Sunday.

It says it had been authorised to publish the documents by Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted over the bombing that killed 270 people, most of them Americans, over the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

Al-Megrahi was granted a compassionate release from a Scottish prison in August 2009 and returned to his native Libya. He is being treated for prostate cancer

The files were prepared ahead of a planned appeal in 2009, which al-Megrahi dropped ahead of his release.

Comments
  • Fidel - 2012-03-25 18:24

    There is nothing secret about al-Megrahi's or Libya's innocence regarding Lockerbie. It suited America very well to blame Libya for Lockerbie rather than remind the world of the much less famous atrocity involving Flight 655 where an Iranian airliner was shot down by a US frigate in intl airspace resulting in 100s of Iranians being killed. The official verdict on Lockerbie is the biggest crock that the US and UK governments have put before us in recent years, besides the Iraq war of course. Dr Hans Köchler, one of the UN observers at the trial, expressed serious doubts about the fairness of the proceedings and spoke of a "spectacular miscarriage of justice" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/1872996.stm It's a shame that this country is full of stupid people (especially on these threads) who swallow all the propaganda and spin that western powers feed them on a daily basis instead of using their own brains to process information. What a waste of brain matter, and internet resources!

      Fred - 2012-03-25 18:32

      Poor Fidel. Poor dictators all over the world. They're so oppressed and misunderstood.

      Fidel - 2012-03-25 18:43

      What an ignorant, stupid, excuse of a comment...

      Fred - 2012-03-25 18:59

      Fidel, you're consistently wrong. Anyone reading your posts who has a clear mind can see this.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-25 19:08

      Not the slightest doubt; It was Mswati 111...........!!!!!!!!!!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-25 19:51

      Before we all start a war, here is the 800 page document: http://login.heraldscotland.com/SCCRC-Statement-of-Reasons-red.pdf News24, the suspected bomber sanctioned the release of the report, it appears he has reasons to. Perhaps they got the wrong person, perhaps not, have a read.

      Fidel - 2012-03-25 20:34

      Don't worry Good, there won't be any war here because the parrots we are dealing with here don't think but repeat everything their masters tell them. They have been given large brains by mistake, since a spinal chord would have sufficed, to paraphrase Einstein off course.

      Fred - 2012-03-25 23:14

      Off course, yes :)

  • Fred - 2012-03-25 18:58

    News24, this story doesn't make sense. What are you saying?

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