Friday, July 13, 2007

Lockerbie Case to Be Reopened

On June 28, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) announced that the Libyan agent convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie deserves a second appeal. The dramatic legal decision is likely to embarrass Washington and London.In January 2001, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was convicted in a special court located in the Netherlands under Scottish rules for the murder of 270 people who died in the explosion. In March 2002, his request for appeal was rejected. Since then, He has been serving a life sentence in Gateside Prison in Greenock. Megrahi has always maintained his innocence. Read full story

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