Friday, 28 January 2011

Public Petitions Committee minute on Megrahi petition

[The minute of the meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee on 25 January contains the following item on the Justice for Megrahi petition:]

PE1370 Petition by Dr Jim Swire, Professor Robert Black QC, Mr Robert Forrester, Father Patrick Keegans and Mr Iain McKie on behalf of ‘Justice for Megrahi’ calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to open an independent inquiry into the 2001 Kamp van Zeist conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988.

The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service seeking a response to specific points.

[The Hansard report of the committee's deliberations is not due to be published until 31 January.]

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