Thursday, 14 January 2021

Megrahi appeal decision to be delivered on Friday 15 January

[What follows is the text of a press release issued by Aamer Anwar & Co:]

On Friday 15th January at 09.30 GMT the opinion of the Scottish Appeal Court will be issued to the family as delivered by Lord Carloway, The Lord Justice General in the appeal against conviction by the representative of The Late Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi (Appellant) against Her Majesty’s Advocate (Respondent).

The non-appearance advising will be available online (https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/search-judgments/high-court) at 12 noon.

A full statement at 10.00 GMT will be issued on behalf of the family of the late Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi by their lawyer Aamer Anwar, embargoed until 12 noon GMT.

Should you require to carry out an interview, Mr Anwar will be available in Glasgow for face to face interviews (Covid compliant) from 11am onwards or alternatively should you require a zoom, facetime or radio interview please contact our office on 0141 429 7090.

BACKGROUND NOTES:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/world/europe/lockerbie-bombing-megrahi-appeal-scotland.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/24/lockerbie-bomber-appeal-begins-at-scotlands-high-court

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/24/lockerbie-bombing-facts-cherrypicked-to-convict-megrahi-court-told

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1767706/world

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55399551

https://www.thenational.scot/news/18953301.lockerbie-appeal-lawyer-raises-questions-timing-us-suspect-announcement/ 

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