At its meeting this morning the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee decided unanimously to keep open Justice for Megrahi’s petition. This enables the Committee to continue to maintain a watching brief in relation to Lockerbie developments, in particular Police Scotland’s ongoing investigation of JFM’s allegations of criminality in the Lockerbie investigation, prosecution and trial; and the joint application to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission by Megrahi family members and relatives of Lockerbie victims. The Committee’s proceedings can be viewed here. The speech by John Finnie MSP (and especially his critical remarks about recent statements by the Lord Advocate) merits particular attention.
Rev’d John Mosey, Dr Jim Swire, Iain McKie, Robert Forrester and I were present during the session.