Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Maltese court hears from witnesses in Lockerbie case

[This is the headline over a report (behind the paywall) in today’s edition of The Times, which has at last caught up with the rest of the UK media. The report reads as follows:]

A Maltese court has heard fresh testimony from witnesses called as part of the continuing Crown investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.

Several local witnesses gave evidence at the hearing last week before Claire Stafrace Zammit, a magistrate.

The court reviewed evidence connected to travel logistics, The Times of Malta reported.

Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the atrocity, died in May, but the Scottish investigation into the 1988 terrorist attack continues. The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people, remains the biggest single act of terrorism in Britain.

Robert Black, QC, who designed al-Megrahi’s trial at Camp Zeist, in which a Scottish Court sat in the Netherlands in 2000, said that all the evidence in the case should now be reviewed.

“They are not investigating the doubts about whether Megrahi was the culprit — that they take as a given,” said Professor Black, Professor Emeritus of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh.

A spokesman for the Crown Office and Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary said: “This is a live investigation to bring to justice the others involved in this act of State sponsored terrorism.”

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