Thursday 24 May 2012

Lord Advocate and D & G Chief Constable meet Libyan PM

[What follows is the text of a press release issued today by the Crown Office:]

"Following the meeting with the Lord Advocate in Tripoli in April, the interim Libyan Prime Minister met the Lord Advocate and the Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary today in London to discuss and reaffirm the commitment he gave to the Lord Advocate and the Director of FBI in April that the new Libyan Government would co-operate with Scottish and US law enforcement in the investigation of others with Megrahi in the Lockerbie bombing.

“The Prime Minister asked for clarification on a number of issues relating to the conduct of the proposed investigation in Libya and the Lord Advocate has undertaken to provide this. The Prime Minister made it clear that he recognised the seriousness of this crime and following the clarification he would take this forward as a priority.

“As the investigation remains live, and in order to preserve the integrity of that investigation, it would not be appropriate to offer further comment.”

Note to editors:
On Wednesday 25 April, 2012 the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC and Robert S Mueller, Director of the FBI met with the Libyan Prime Minister Abdurahim el-Keib in Tripoli to discuss the ongoing investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.

[A report on the BBC News website can be read here.]


  1. What concerns me is that the NTC have their backs against the wall. They just can't govern the country and there is rumour of vast corruption in the Council. The East, in particular, has had enough. So here comes Keib running to the West just as Jalil did in the early days of the revolution declaring he had evidence Gadaffi did the bombing.

    The Crown Office needs a way out so my guess is that new evidence
    will suddenly be conjured up to ensure Gadaffi was involved. This won't help the Libyan people who should have the right to sue the UK and US for their suffering under the sanctions the two countries imposed on Libya. The people should also have the right to reclaim the money given to the Lockerbie victims' families.

  2. I'm sure that some mutually advantageous agreement can be reached and the new Libyan boss (same as the old Libyan boss) will dutifully produce the required 'evidence'. Case closed. Now can we please get on with bombing those pesky Syrians - for their own good, you understand.