Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Scottish Parliament motion on new Megrahi appeal

[What follows is a motion lodged yesterday in the Scottish Parliament by Christine Grahame MSP:]

Motion S5M-01396: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2016 R

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
That the Parliament notes and welcomes the announcement by Kahlid al-Megrahi, son of Abdelbaset, that he plans to return to Scotland to resurrect the appeal abandoned by his father with much evidence previously unheard and untested; considers that there is a view that this, together with comments by the former Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, to ITV Border on 23 May 2016 that, "I do think that there are doubts upon the conviction and I tend to think that it would probably result in it being found unsafe", makes it imperative that the case against Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is now fully explored in the High Court of Appeal in order that, once and for all, victims and victims’ families hear the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and considers that this may, at last, resolve concerns of constituents in Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, and elsewhere, regarding the guilt, or otherwise, of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.


  1. I can testify that constituents in Tweeddale in particular are highly concerned about the guilt or otherwise of Megrahi.

  2. I think there are many people who would like to find out the truth and for a great many reasons giving that Megrahi's conviction lead to the destruction of Libya and the deaths of a great number of people. Whether the Scottish Parliement is up to the job of giving Truth and Justice to its people is about to be tested. Up to now the signs have not been good.