In response to an interview with me about the SCCRC report’s findings, the Crown Office issued a quite remarkable statement to BBC Radio Scotland’s Newsdrive programme. You can listen to the statement here for the next seven days (it appears at around 1:15:50). It goes like this:
The former Libyan regime, according to the new Libyan government, was responsible for the atrocity and Megrahi played a part along with others.
The case against Abdelbaset is now so shot through, that the Crown Office has to fall back on the (largely equivocal) claims of a selection of Gadafy regime defectors and the former head of a CIA-backed anti-Gadafy faction, none of whom has produce a shred of evidence of the old regime’s involvement, let alone Abdelbaset’s. I wrote a detailed article on this subject last month.
The Crown Office conveniently ignores the fact that one prominent member of the regime, Mohamed al-Alagi, who now has responsibility for human rights, has publicly stated that Abdelbaset is innocent.