The weight of evidence that the Lockerbie bomb was introduced at Heathrow (...) is absolutely compelling. In contrast the evidence that the bomb transited from Malta through Frankfurt is beyond tenuous. In addition, no dispassionate examination of Tony Gauci's various and varied statements can possibly lead to the conclusion that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi bought the clothes in the bomb suitcase. Bearing in mind that Megrahi was verifiably in Tripoli at 4pm on 21st December 1988, the time John Bedford took his tea break, some might reasonably observe that he has an alibi. It was his misfortune to be at the other end of the blind alley the investigators pursued to Malta, looking just suspicious enough and with the right contacts to have a wholly inferential case constructed against him.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
An overview of the Lockerbie case
[This is the headline over an article by Dr Morag Kerr, deputy secretary of the Justice for Megrahi campaign group, published in today’s edition of the Scottish Review. This article sets out, in short compass but in stark detail, the flaws in the Crown case against Abdelbaset Megrahi. It demonstrates clearly not only that he was wrongly convicted but also that the Crown version of events is simply and irrefutably unsustainable and that the Crown’s conduct fell far short of what is required and expected of an honourable prosecutor. The article must be read in full. Dr Kerr’s conclusion is as follows:]