Missing Lockerbie Story From TimesonlineUK

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Mysteriously unavailable at the original site, this story from the feeds on the right hand column is quite interesting--let's follow developments, as this is a relevant precedent for a reinvestigation of 9/11...

Calls for A Full Public Inquiry Into Lockerbie Bombing:Will Traficant Be Proven Right Again?
Posted by: Doubting Thomas (IP Logged)
Date: June 25, 2007 03:57PM

James Traficant has always maintained that Libyan national,al Megrahi, was framed by the FBI/CIA in the downing of Pam Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Al Megrahi's alleged co-defendent was acquitted.

Traficant, like al Megrahi and John Demjanjuk, were victims of planted evidence and/or suborned testimony from the FBI. Don't be surprised if the fingerprints of our current DHS Czar, Michael Chertoff, aren't found all over this miscarriage of justice.

Last Winter, a Scotish newspaper published a statement by a Scotish policeman who witnessed FBI/CIA intervention in the trial proceedings. It is a fact that the head of the FBI's forensics lab, who tested evidence in the case, was fired for fabricating evidence in another case
I think that it was agent "Thurman," not sure, though.


From The TimesJune 25, 2007

Demand grows for full Lockerbie inquiry
Magnus Linklater

Pressure is growing for a full public inquiry into the Lockerbie disaster, in response to new evidence that suggests a miscarriage of justice took place in the trial of the Libyan convicted of the bombing.

A judicial review of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi’s conviction is to decide this week whether to refer his case back to the Appeal Court. If it does, al-Megrahi would almost certainly be cleared.

"Where that would leave the Scottish judicial system and the Scottish police, God knows," said Tam Dalyell, the former MP who has long campaigned for an inquiry. Jim Swire, whose daughter, Flora, died in the 1988 bombing, described al-Megrahi's conviction as "one of the most disgraceful miscarriages of justice in history".

The Libyan is serving a life sentence in a Scottish jail for his part in placing a bomb aboard Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over the town of Lockerbie, killing 270 people.

The repercussions of a referral for Britain and the US would be far-reaching. The trial of al-Megrahi and his co-accused, Amin Khalifa Fhimah, was the most expensive criminal prosecution carried out by Britain. It was held in a specially constituted court in The Netherlands and is estimated to have cost about £80 million....

Now new evidence has been produced to challenge further the safety of the conviction:

The Maltese shopkeeper, whose identification of al-Meg-rahi was crucial, changed his story several times in the course of inquiries, first identifying Abu Talb as the man who had entered his shop, then contradicting his evidence about individual items he had sold.

A log that detailing the exact dates of the discovery of evidence was altered. Page numbers were changed and a new page containing additional evidence was inserted at a late stage. The description of the clothing recovered whether damaged or not was also changed.

One of the investigators claims that evidence was fabricated, and that some of his colleagues were unhappy when the focus of police inquiries switched from Syria and Iran to Libya.

Claims by a Heathrow luggage-handler that he had noticed the briefcase had been added at the last minute to the Pan Am flight were never properly tested.

Al-Megrahi, who was said to have been a Libyan intelligence officer working at a Maltese airport, was in fact part of a sanctions-busting team, and had nothing to do with airport work. He claims that he never met the Maltese shopowner.

The Scottish Executive refused to comment on the new reports. "It is not for Scottish ministers to comment or preempt the outcome of this review," it said. "It is the strong view of the Scottish Government that due process of law will be followed and seen to be followed in all matters pertaining to this case."

Mr Dalyell said: "I have no doubt that evidence was planted, and I have said so repeatedly in the Commons. Only a full, public and nonadversarial inquiry can finally settle this matter."