Friday, 20 August 2010

'Lockerbie: Unfinished Business' shortlisted for Amnesty Freedom of Expression award

Amnesty International today added Roadkill and Lockerbie: Unfinished Business to the shortlist for its Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. The award, given to an outstanding play carrying a human rights message, will be presented on Thursday 26 August. (...)

Lockerbie: Unfinished Business, written & performed by David Benson and directed by Hannah Eidinov, is also based on a true story, this time of Jim Swire, father and justice campaigner. Performed at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, the play follows his quest for the truth after the death of his daughter in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

Freedom of Expression Award judge Stephanie Knight said of Lockerbie: Unfinished Business:

“David Benson gives a well-crafted, commanding performance which has powerful moments of intensity as the audience awaits each development and discovery of Jim Swire’s. It is a thoroughly researched piece that underscores the integrity of a father and justice campaigner whose intelligent reasoning leads to the conclusion that justice is yet to be achieved.”

[From a report on the Amnesty International website.

A stellar review of the play can be read here on the Edinburgh Guide website.]



    Why the Secretary of justice Kenny MacAskill will not open the 800 documents of the Scottish Criminal Cases Reappeal Commission (SCCRC) ?
    Because it would shake the Scottish Justiciary in the foundations!

    Why the document under national Security 'Pll' not to be opened?
    Because national state security was endanger.
    To the memory:
    At the first hearing on the 19th of October 2007 the Appeal court in Edinburgh suddenly confirmed after more than 3 months the existence of a document "under national security"; but keeps ist content closed.

    Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini QC agreed on the 20th of February 2008 to open the secret document but the UK Government by Advocate General Lord Davidson, QC, - Westminster's representative in Scottish matters - refused so and argued that it was not in the public interest to release the secret document. He claimed higher national interests: "The national security was at stake"!

    Seemingly the content of the document "under national security" (MST-13 timer) is so high-explosive that the national security of Great Britain is at stake !

    Prosecuting counsel Ronnie Clancy added that the secret document did not originate from the USA or one of ist agencies as the CIA.
    The truth that Mr. Al-Megrahi and Libya with the Lockerbie-Tragedy nothing have to do is to be further suppressed for scottish interest...

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland

  2. Many congratulations to David Benson.