Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi: (The Lockerbie disaster); On the second anniversary of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's death, Robert Black explains why he believes al-Megrahi has been the victim of "one of the most spectacular (and expensive) miscarriages of justice in history." The Lockerbie Case.

POST: "Second anniversary of death of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi," published by "The Lockerbie Case - A commentary on the case of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted of the murder of 270 people in the Pan Am 103 disaster - on May 20, 2014. (Robert Black describes himself  on this  web site as: "Professor Emeritus of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh. He has been an Advocate since 1972 and a QC since 1987. He has taken a close interest in the Lockerbie affair since 1993, not least because he was born and brought up in the town, and has published a substantial number of articles on the topic in the United Kingdom and overseas. He is often referred to as the architect of the Lockerbie trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands."

GIST: "Today marks the second anniversary of the death in Tripoli of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.........Acres of newsprint have appeared in recent years, covering various rather separate theories about the release of the so-called Lockerbie bomber. If I thought for one moment that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was guilty as charged in the mass murder of 270 innocent people in the crash of the Pan Am airliner "Maid of the Seas" at Lockerbie on 21 December 1988, I would not have agreed to pen an obituary – let alone an affectionate one: My settled conviction, as a "Professor of Lockerbie Studies" over a 22-year period, is that neither Megrahi nor Libya had any role in the destruction of Pan Am 103. The Libyans were cynically scapegoated in 1990, two years after the crash, by a US government which had decided to go to war with Iraq and did not want complications with Syria and Iran, which had harboured the real perpetrators of the terrible deed. Libya and its "operatives", Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, only came into the frame at a very late date. In my informed opinion, Megrahi has been the victim of one of the most spectacular (and expensive) miscarriages of justice in history.  
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