Friday, 4 August 2017

BP executive "helped to release Megrahi"

[What follows is excerpted from the obituary of Sir Richard Paniguian published in The Times today:]

BP executive who worked with the Intelligence services and helped to release the ‘Lockerbie bomber’

As an oil industry executive turned spy, Sir Richard Paniguian helped to negotiate the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the former head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines, who had been convicted in 2001 of organising the bombing of the Pan Am plane that exploded over Lockerbie in 1988, killing 270 people.

Megrahi was released in 2009 after widespread criticism of his conviction. While the British government denied any involvement in Megrahi’s release, confidential documents suggest that it was prompted by pressure from the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, in return for BP oil contracts and counterterrorism assistance.

BP admitted pushing for a prisoner transfer deal. The month after Megrahi returned home, Paniguian gave a speech in which he said that “high-level political interventions” had enhanced the prospect of arms sales to Libya.

Sir Richard Paniguian, CBE, oil industry executive and security chief, was born on July 28, 1949. He died of a heart attack on June 25, 2017 aged 67

[RB: I confess that this is the first time I have encountered this particular name in connection with Lockerbie. It is perhaps worth emphasising that it is the British Government, not the Scottish Government, that is referred to.]


  1. British or Scottish government what is the difference. They are all taking their lead from Washington. Framing Libya was all about oil and arms deals. They just need a puppet government in Libya to finish the job off and get back to the good old days of crooked King Idris and his regime when Big Oil ran (looted) the country as they saw fit.

    Google translation, German / English, CALL:

    Where is Ben Hassan El-Badri (born 02.09 1947)?
    El-Badri, was 1987-1989, integrated in the "Residentur" of the 'gray eminence'. In 1988.
    El-Badri had rented in order for (false intentions and for fake laying of tracks), an office for his unofficial company (ABH) at MEBO Ltd,. in Switzerland!
    El-Badri brought Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, also on order for "false intentions", in connection with Mebo Ltd !

    Badri ordered November 1988, at Edwin Bollier/Mebo Ltd. 40 MST-13 timer, which immediately should be delivered to Eng Azzedeen in Tripoli.

    Today, it opened up, it was a "deliberate fake order" against LIBYA, and served the wrong track laying! Azzedeen had not ordered MST13 Timer, on this time. Moreover, Bollier / MEBO Ltd. could not deliver the 40 MST13 timer!

    "Counterman" El-Badri was for questionable reasons, not assigned as a crucial witness in the court, Kamp Van Zeist 2000 !!!

    It opens today that Abdelbaset al Megrahi's, before a friend of Badri Hassan, (after the study of MEBO) would have to be responsible for the fact (has been scheduled) that Al-Megrahi, was intentionally involved in the fake "Lockerbie Affair" (through explanatory reasons of revenge)!

    For the new Appeal, by SCCR-Commission - in this matter - MEBO can be presented, with further secret facts against Badri Hassan, which support the truth, that LIBYA and Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, can nothing have to do with the real bombing on PanAm 103, over Lockerbie !

    Ben Hassan El-Badri, can reveal decisive facts with his knowledge, as witness at the new appeal in Scotland, for the exoneration of LIBYA, and Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, in the "Lockerbie evidence fraud, PanAm 103".
    Ben Hassan El-Badri, please sign in ...

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication Switzerland. Webpage: