Bid to clear Lockerbie bomber’s name

Comment on this story
iol pic afr Britain Lockerbie~1 AP In this undated photo provided by the Crown Office, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is pictured. Picture: Crown Office

London -

Relatives of the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie are making a fresh effort to clear his name.

The family of former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is joining with relatives of some of the bombing victims to appeal for a new investigation. The attack killed 270 people, many of them Americans.

The relatives told reporters in Glasgow on Thursday that they are lodging an application with the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, the organisation that reviews alleged miscarriages of justice.

Al-Megrahi died two years ago after being released from prison on compassionate grounds. Though he had protested his innocence, he had dropped an appeal in order to be eligible for release. - Sapa-AP

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines