Sunday, 30 October 2011
Justice for Megrahi petition on agenda of Scottish Parliament Justice Committee
On 28 June 2011, the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee referred to the Parliament's Justice Committee the Justice for Megrahi petition (PE 1370) calling on the Scottish Government to institute an independent inquiry into Abdelbaset Megrahi's conviction. The petition will be one of the items on the Justice Committee's agenda at its meeting on 8 November 2011 at 10am. It is anticipated that the committee discussion will be limited to deciding what action to take on the petition (eg whether to call for evidence and, if so, from whom and in what form -- oral or written).