[What follows is from a message sent this afternoon by Justice for Megrahi’s secretary, Robert Forrester, to JfM supporters:]
Following a splendidly diplomatic contribution from John Finnie MSP, supported by Alison McInnes MSP, the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament today resolved to maintain 1370's status as open before them, and, even more importantly, in the final words of the Deputy Convener, the JC is going to write to the Lord Advocate asking him what his response is to JFM's eight specific questions surrounding the appointment of an independent prosecutor who will consider Police Scotland's final report on Operation Sandwood. These questions have remained unanswered by the Crown Office since the beginning of November 2015. The response from Chambers Street is now eagerly awaited.
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[RB: A message sent to supporters yesterday by Mr Forrester, which contains a link to the relevant committee papers, can be found here.]