Friday, 18 September 2009

Call for UN to hold inquiry into atrocity

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and former shadow Scottish secretary Sir Teddy Taylor have written to the United Nations calling for a public inquiry into the Lockerbie atrocity.

The letter to the UN General Assembly has also been signed by Jim Swire, who lost his daughter Flora on the Pan Am flight, and Professor Robert Black, one of the architects of the Scottish court that convicted Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi of the bombing.

Both Dr Swire and Prof Black believe Megrahi is innocent.

The letter, which has 19 names, sets out the areas that the investigation should cover, from the destruction of the plane to the trial at Kamp van Zeist. (...)

Today, Megrahi's defence team will release documents that would have been used in the convicted bomber's appeal, had he not abandoned it.

[The above are excerpts from a report in today's edition of The Scotsman. The full text of the letter can be read here.]

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