Friday, 3 August 2012

John Ashton, Hans Köchler & Jim Swire at Edinburgh Book Festival: a reminder


Saturday 11 August, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Edinburgh Book Festival, RBS Main Theatre, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
£10.00, £8.00

The explosive publication of John Ashton's book, Megrahi: You Are My Jury has raised new doubts about Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's conviction for the bombing of the Pan Am bombing above Lockerbie in 1988. In this keynote discussion Ashton is joined by Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora was killed in the tragedy, and by Hans Köchler, the UN's official observer at the Lockerbie trial. Chaired by Ruth Wishart.


  1. The remarkable thing about this case is the absence of evidence with even the Judges showing incredulity at their own guilty verdict.

    The prosecution’s uncontested claim that random non-descript clothing allegedly from the ‘bomb’ case could survive and be identified as coming from a tourist shop in Malta is shameless.

    Even if you could identify the trousers from the random clothing, how does this prove the other items, such as shirts, were in the ‘bomb’ case and came from Malta?

    And if shirts can’t be proved to have been in the case, how does finding a fragment of fabricated timer under a collar prove a thing?

    And yet despite all the State’s lies some campaigners insist on only blaming the State’s preferred scapegoats rather than re-examining the most likely cause.

    I do hope that now this spectacular miscarriage of justice has become mainstream it will act as a warning against our own governments, rather than an excuse for another wild goose chase.

  2. Oh dear, here we go again. Have your arguments debunked in one thread, go away, and come back with the same half-baked points in another one.

    Understanding this case requires joined-up thinking, Dave. You don't seem to be very good at that, my dear boy.