[This is the headline over a report in today’s edition of The Herald. It reads as follows:]
Campaigners who believe Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, did not get a fair trial have met the man in charge of the investigation.
Members of the Justice for Megrahi campaign have spoken to investigators as part of their campaign to reopen the inquiry into Megrahi's conviction.
The campaigners, who believe many aspects of the original investigation were mishandled, asked former chief constable of Dumfries and Galloway Police Pat Shearer yesterday to look into their claims. [RB: JFM’s allegations relate not to mishandling of the investigation, but to criminal misconduct in the investigation, prosecution and trial.]
The Crown Office said: "The allegations made by Justice for Megrahi are being considered by DCC Shearer in accordance with due process and it would be inappropriate to offer comment at this stage."
[The Crown Office did not seem to have much concern for “due process” when it made the scathing and defamatory comments that can be read here and here and here soon after JFM’s allegations of criminality were first submitted.]