Saturday, 20 October 2012

Justice for Megrahi media conference on 23 October

11.45 am Tuesday 23 October 2012: Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU

“Justice for Megrahi (JFM) Committee to give details of allegations made to the Justice Secretary in connection with the investigation and prosecution of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Lamin Fhimah.”

On 13 September, the Justice for Megrahi Committee (JFM) wrote to Kenny MacAskill, Secretary for Justice, formally lodging complaints alleging criminal wrongdoing in the investigation and prosecution of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Lamin Fhimah for the murder of 270 people in the downing of Pan Am 103 on 21 December 1988. The Deputy Director of Criminal Law and Licensing at the Justice Directorate responded.

Given the unsatisfactory nature of this response, JFM has written to Mr MacAskill outlining their concerns which include his perceived failure to act independently and appropriately in handling the complaints.

To assist public understanding of the issues under dispute, the JFM committee will hold a media conference as above and will make a summary of the allegations available together with details of the related correspondence.

11.45 hrs Media packs available with documentation related to allegations and complaints.

12.00 hrs Dr Jim Swire, Professor Robert Black, Robert Forrester, Father Pat Keegans, all members of the JFM committee, and Jock M W Thomson QC will outline the implications of the allegations and complaints.

12.30 hrs Above panel available for interview/photographs.


  1. I hope it goes well.

  2. I too believe that a grave miscarriage of justice is evident in the conviction of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi. I was trained in forensics as a SOCO by the Met Police but I have spent the last 14 years working within the AVSEC sector to try to ensure that there will never be a repeat of Lockerbie. On that general theme I note that Kennedy Airport New York seems to have been a remarkably unlucky departure point in the 90's and early 2000's where 'plausible deniability' was the order of the day. In the Camp Ziest trial, my wonder is, why was the 'Autumn Leaves' evidence rejected out of hand in favour of evidence that should have remained in the fictional realm of a James Patterson novel? T.