Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Scottish Parliament Justice Committee keeps Megrahi petition open

[On my return to Edinburgh after a forty-five hour journey from a snowy Roggeveld, the only report that I can find on yesterday’s consideration by the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee of Justice for Megrahi’s petition (PE 1370) is the following item in today’s edition of The Herald:]

Holyrood’s Justice Committee has asked ministers to report back on their powers to appoint an independent investigator to look into the Megrahi conviction for the Lockerbie bombing.

The move, which stops short of the full demand for a public inquiry sought in a petition by the Justice for Megrahi campaign, keeps the issue going.

The committee also asked what resources were being committed to investigating the allegations of the Justice for Megrahi Campaign, whether there was a full on-going investigation and whether the Crown Office had actually instructed the police to carry out inquiries.

Each of these demands were seen as a way of keeping the pressure up for the issue to be investigated. 

[Among the supporters of Justice for Megrahi who attended the Justice Committee meeting was James Robertson.  Immediately thereafter he rushed across the road to the BBC Radio Scotland studios where he was interviewed for about twenty minutes on Janice Forsyth’s The Culture Studio.  This can be heard here (starting at about 28 minutes in).]



    After more than 20 years of fighting for justice “Lockerbie” becomes a symbol for a tremendous miscarriage of justice, covered by never ending political rhetoric’s, judiciary and governmental delay tactics.
    All sort of defence mechanisms, deflection and legal acrobatics are used in order to pervert the law around the case.

    Under the convenient name of “National Security”, authorities in several countries are still hiding crucial evidence. Despite of all, I am convinced that the truth will prevail. If the authorities like it or not - the MST-13 allegedly found around Lockerbie had nothing to do with the air disaster.

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland. URL:

  2. Lockerbie - Pan Am 103 Baggage Handler Knew US Was Smuggling Drugs -

  3. Mmmm. First, there was no bag-switch for drugs. They wouldn't have needed to switch bags, because nobody counted bags. All they had to do was add the extra bag to the waiting pile.

    Sure, the US was smuggling drugs. That was admitted years ago. Whether they were smuggling drugs on that flight on that day is a completely different question though. Maybe they were, maybe they weren't.

    The thing is, whether or not anything was going on in that department that day, that drugs route had nothing to do with the bombing. Because the bomb was introduced at Heathrow, not Frankfurt.