19 years on, a new appeal date is set in the case of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi

Lockerbie bombing Appeal in November

A note from Autonomy News – This article was submitted to Autonomy News by John O. The information about the expected appeal is copied and pasted from a Ministry of Justice source. We obviously don’t trust them as a source We are publishing it because it relates to a person’s freedom being taken away, and the decades long struggle of his family. It is clear that the FBI and CIA were heavily involved in ensuring that Al Megrahi was convicted. More information about the case can be found here and here

MOJO Scotland wrote:

“Appeal court judges have ruled that an appeal against the conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (deceased 20 May 2012), for the Lockerbie bombing can start in November, his family’s lawyer has said. The bombing of Pan Am flight 103, travelling from London to New York on December 21 1988, killed 270 people… Megrahi – found guilty in 2001 of mass murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years – was the only person convicted.

An appeal against his conviction was lodged after the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) referred the case to the High Court in March, ruling a possible miscarriage of justice may have occurred.

The family’s lawyer Aamer Anwar said on Thursday that the court has allowed the appeal in relation to the argument that “no reasonable jury” could have returned the verdict that the court did and on the grounds of non-disclosure of documents by the Crown. The appeal is scheduled to start on November 24.”