Wednesday 15 October 2008

Lockerbie bombing families step up calls for full enquiry

This is the headline over a story posted this afternoon on the website of The Scotsman. It reads in part:

'Speaking after today's hearing, Dr [Jim] Swire said: "[It is proposed to draft] a letter [calling for a full enquiry] which we will be asking various notable people to sign on behalf of the relatives. It defines why we are still impatient with what has been revealed to us so far.

'"We have always called for a comprehensive inquiry and one of the great areas of irritation is the question of why the disaster was not prevented and why our loved ones were allowed to be murdered."

'He added: "In addition to that there are questions surrounding the conduct of the case, the conduct of the investigation, the role of the Scottish authorities in the investigation and the role of both the British and US authorities in the drawing up of evidence."

'Dr Swire said in the years since the tragedy the families had met many people who had shown a "heartening interest" in the case.

'"We hope many of them will be prepared to sign a letter which basically will call for a thorough inquiry into all the questions that are still outstanding surrounding this terrible case.

'"We anticipate that letter would then be published, on or around the 20th anniversary."'

The full text of the article can be read here.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe not just notable people but ordinary people who are disgusted with a court that was akin to the Star Chamber could sign the letter.
    If it is possible for ordinary people to sign, I would like to know how this can be done.