Thursday, 8 May 2014

SCCRC review into Megrahi conviction

[This is the heading of a motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament today by John Finnie MSP. It reads as follows:]

Motion S4M-09989: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 08/05/2014

That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that a new application will be made to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) by 25 relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims for a review of the conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi; understands that the application will focus on new evidence found since the original conviction and the six grounds that the SCCRC itself identified in 2007 as possible miscarriages of justice; understands that the application, which has had the approval of the family of Mr Megrahi, was written by Professor Robert Black, and believes that, for many, the conviction of Mr Megrahi remains deeply unsound and that this new review will allow all the evidence to be heard.

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