Friday, 9 September 2011

Libyans will hand over any new Lockerbie evidence - Salmond

[This is the headline over a report in today's edition of The Scotsman.  It reads as follows:]

Alex Salmond said the Scottish Government had made contact with the Libyan National Transitional Council in an attempt to ensure that any intelligence uncovered about the Lockerbie bombing is passed to the Scottish authorities.
The First Minister said the Scottish Government had been in touch with the council, which had indicated that it would keep communication lines open with Scotland regarding the mass murder of 270 people in flight Pan Am 103.

He was responding to a question at First Minister's Question Time from Christine Grahame, the SNP MSP who believes in the innocence of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, right, the Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the crime.

Mr Salmond confirmed that contact had been made with the Transitional Council before adding: "This is an open investigation as the Crown Office has always made clear and they along with the police will continue to pursue any lines of inquiry that may arise.

"That of course would refer to protection of any evidence that would shed light on this issue. Now the National Transitional Council have indicated a willingness to maintain contact on this issue. They did make quite a reasonable point I think that they have an immediate focus in Libya of restoring civil order and to rebuild services as the current conflict draws to a close."


  1. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2011 (google translation, german/english):

    It is shown the fact that the Scottish Parliament does not want to uncover the truth in the (SCCRC)-files but still play with Visions in the "Lockerbie Affair"...
    Libyan National Transitional Council (TNC) will hand over any new "Lockerbie evidence" to Scotland --- hopefully in countermove with the Scottish Criminal Cases Reappeal Commission files (SCCRC) via the international legal aid.

    Es zeigt sich, dass das 'Scottish Parliament' in der "Lockerbie-Affäre" nicht die Wahrheit in den SCCRC-Files aufdecken will, sondern weiterhin vorsätzlich mit Visionen spielt...
    Der Libysche Nationale Übergangsrat (TNC) will jeden neuen "Lockerbie Beweis" an Scotland überreichen --- hoffentlich im Gegenzug mit den Scottish Criminal Cases Reappeal Commission- Akten (SCCRC) über die internationale Rechtshilfe.

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland. URL:

  2. Let's hope that the evidence they are going to fabricate is a little less clumsy than last time.

    One thing is being conned, another thing is when it is attempted to be done in a way that is an insult to your intelligence.

  3. Nice that Salmond is interested in new evidence when he was so uncomfortable with the evidence we actually have already that his Justice Minister barred the SCCRC from publishing it.