Monday, 22 September 2008

Swire endorses Skye accord and joins call for international inquiry

This is the heading over an article on the website of the Scottish lawyers' magazine The Firm. It reads in part:

'Dr Jim Swire has hit out at the intrusion of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office into the administration of the Scottish Courts' handling of the Megrahi appeal, the procedural aspects of which are presently going through the High Court....

'"The acceptance of a Westminster-appointed and paid adjudicator, to dictate what parts of a document, already known in full to the prosecution, should now be allowed to be seen by the defence, hardly seems in line with the expressed independence of the Scottish legal system. Nor does it support 'equality of arms' - a supposedly basic tenet of any system claiming to dispense justice."

'"Intrusion of a politically originated 'Pubic Interest Immunity Certificate' in this way would be universally condemned outside that system as compromising its fairness."' 

'"Justice cannot be seen to be being done among the dirty underwear of the F&CO, which can by no means be considered an objective and impartial intruder. The outcome of the Zeist trial was far too politically convenient, and the evidence offered far too suspect for that to be accepted."

'"We would do well to rise up against any attempt by the political elite to interefere in a criminal justice system. The public must have confidence that such a system can offer them protection when justified, even against the actions of their own government."

'"As Prof Koechler says, if their Lordships have made this decision, then an inquiry within Scotland and also by the United Nations internationally must be set up."

'"The suspicion that political aims have interfered with this case is not of course limited to the current question over this document and the PII certificate, it pervades many aspects of the Zeist trial itself and the first appeal held there, not least the presence of FBI/CIA operatives within the prosecution bench, as mentioned by Prof Koechler."'

The full article can be read here.


  1. In the name of the State: The truth (PII) remains covered in a document under national Security...

    To prevent international legal assistance from Switzerland and the potential disgrace for the Scottish justice system and to divert at the same time from the explosive affidavit of Lumpert, the newspaper „The Herald" communicated on the 3rd of October 2007 that behind ground 5 of the SCCRC-report a top secret classified document "under national security" was hidden and that its content is about the MST-13 timer. This after the editor of the Herald was feeded with information from the secret and unpublished 800 pages report of the commission's findings.

    At the first hearing on the 19th of October 2007 the Appeal court in Edinburgh suddenly confirmed after more than 3 months the existence of a document "under national security"; but keeps ist content closed.

    Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini QC agreed on the 20th of February 2008 to open the secret document but the UK Government by Advocate General Lord Davidson, QC, - Westminster's representative in Scottish matters - refused so and argued that it was not in the public interest to release the secret document. He claimed higher national interests: "The national security was at stake"!!!

    Seemingly the content of the document "under national security" (MST-13 timer) is so high-explosive that the national security of Great Britain is at stake !!!

    Prosecuting counsel Ronnie Clancy added that the secret document did not originate from the USA or one of ist agencies as the CIA.

    For provable special reasons only two countries come into consideration for having passed the document 'under national security' to Great Britain: Switzerland or Germany. Reason: The manipulated "Lockerbie MST-13 timer fragment" did not come from a timer supplied to Libya in 1985/86.

    Why the national security in Great Britain would be in danger with the opening of the document?
    At least these two ex RARDE experts, Dr.Thomas Hayes and Allen Feraday, were involved as officials in the manipulations of the MST-13, (PT/35) fragment and the falsifications in the examination report page 51, photo PP8932, PI/995, memorandum to Insp.William Williamson, etc.
    At least this two officials experts were responsible for the deliberately wrong accusation by linking the MST-13 fragment to Libya and the PanAm 103 Tragedy. In reality the crown wants to protect Hayes and Feraday.

    They are a real problem for the public security in Great Britain, why?
    Who gave the ex RARDE experts Dr.Thomas Hayes and all Feraday the order to falsifications evidence in context with the MST-13(PT/35) fragment? Came the order from the state?

    If RARDE experts Dr.Thomas Hayes and Allen Feraday acted in the name of the state remains covered until the police will prosecute these two officials for falsification of evidence.
    This is the true reason for the non-disclosure of the document 'under national security' (PII) ...
    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd

  2. If the appeal is allowed because of failure to disclose, then surely this will impede the rights of the families to know who killed their loved ones, the right of Megrahi to fully clear his name and to know why he was imprisoned, the rights of the Libyan people to know why they suffered so much during the years of sanctions.

    I wonder if the holding back of the document which may produce tangible evidence that would ultimately lead to the fact that the UK and USA conspired to implicate Libya and to convict an innocent man is more to do with massive claims being launched against these two countries.