Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Megrahi motion before Scottish Parliament

A motion in the following terms has today been submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Christine Grahame MSP:

*S3M-7251♦ Christine Grahame: Megrahi Petition—That the Parliament notes the lodging of a petition by the Justice for Megrahi Committee, led by Dr Jim Swire, Iain McKie, Robert Forrester and Professor Robert Black, urging the establishment of an independent inquiry into the 2001 conviction of Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie on 21 December 1988; notes that the findings of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, which reported that there may have been a miscarriage of justice in the case, have still to be tested in a legal forum; would welcome the establishment of an independent inquiry in Scotland to consider all the circumstances that led to the conviction, and considers that there should be widespread international co-operation with such an inquiry.


  1. In the NAME of ALLAH, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful

  2. Mr. O'Reilly: "If the good Lord -"
    Mr. Fawlty: "- is mentioned one more time I'll bring you closer to him!"