Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lockerbie: Will there ever be justice?

Twenty three years after the Lockerbie bombing that claimed almost 300 lives, comes this from the Guardian newspaper out of London:

Scotland lord advocate vows to continue investigating Lockerbie

Frank Mulholland believes Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted for deaths of 270 people on Pan Am flight, did not act alone

Press Association 21 December 2011

Scotland's most senior law officer has vowed to bring the perpetrators of the Lockerbie bombing to justice.

Lord advocate Frank Mulholland said he would be "failing in his duty" if he failed to find the people who were responsible for the bombing.

He was speaking on the 23rd anniversary of the 1988 atrocity, in which 270 people died when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in the skies over Lockerbie.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi remains the only man convicted of the bombing.

Speaking ahead of a US ceremony at Arlington cemetery, Virginia, on Wednesday to commemorate the lives lost, Mulholland said: "I think I would be failing in my duty if I didn't properly seek to take advantage of the opportunity that has opened up with the fall of Gaddafi.

"I am determined to get the answers these families deserve."...

There IS much more - here.

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