Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Lockerbie: 'Experts' And The Mysterious Timer

"Megrahi’s verdict is the most disgraceful miscarriage of justice in Scotland for 100 years. Every lawyer who has taken the trouble to read the judgment of the trial court says 'this is nonsense', and it is nonsense. It really distresses me. I will not let it go."
Professor Robert Black of Edinburgh University, architect of the Pan Am 103 trial held in Zeist under Scots Law.
In the months following the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, someone discovered a piece of a grey Slalom-brand shirt in a wooded area located about 25 miles away from the town. According to a forensics expert, the cloth contained a tiny fragment -- 4 mm square -- of a circuit board.
The testimony of three expert witnesses allowed the prosecutors to link this circuit board, described as part of the bomb trigger, to Megrahi.This version of events, which was accepted by the three judges who convicted Megrahi of murder at the Zeist trial in January 2001, raises at least four different issues. Read full story

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