On Friday, OhmyNews International revealed the content, as well as the country of origin, of a secret document that constitutes one of the key issues being debated at the second extraordinary appeal of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.OMNI alleged that the document was the debriefing by the German BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office) of Iranian defector Abolghasem Mesbahi, who claimed that Tehran, not Tripoli, had ordered the bombing of Pan Am 103. According to a source very knowledgeable about this affair, Germany passed the document to the United Kingdom on Sept. 13, 1996.The Westminster government has imposed a public interest immunity (PII) certificate in order to prevent the defense from seeing this secret document, which happens to be the very document that was used to justify the second appeal in the first place.Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who has signed the PII certificate, has told the judges that he believes releasing the secret document would cause "REAL HARM" to the national interest.
Within hours of the publication by OMNI, an insider, who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons, contacted me. This source confirmed that OMNI had correctly identified the document and its country of origin. The source also tells me that the nature of an earlier meeting would unambiguously reveal the political nature of the indictments against Libya. Read full story