This morning a press conference is taking place in Glasgow to announce that today an application is being submitted to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission for review of the conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the murder of the 270 people who died at Lockerbie in the Pan Am 103 disaster. Among those speaking at the conference are the Rev'd John Mosey, Dr Jim Swire (each of whom lost a daughter in the tragedy) and Aamer Anwar, the solicitor instructed by the applicants.
This is a highly significant development. But, as I have been at pains in the past to point out, there are major problems and pitfalls in the path of overturning the shameful conviction of Mr Megrahi. Nevertheless, it can be done -- and if the reputation of Scottish criminal justice is ever to be redeemed, it must be.