The letter says the “perverse judgment” has left Scotland’s criminal justice system a “mangled wreck”. It said it is “imperative” that the Scottish Government endorses an independent inquiry into the Lockerbie affair.
The call comes two days after Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, died in Libya.
For more on this story, visit: Open letter urges Lockerbie inquiry | UK news | The Guardian.
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has now died without having been able to clear his name of the destruction of Pan Am flight 103 on the 21st of December 1988 during his lifetime. Now all those politicians and Megrahi-guilt apologists who regard compassion as being a weakling’s alternative to vengeance, who boast of their skills at remote medical diagnosis, and who persistently refuse to address the uncomfortable facts of the case, will doubtless fall silent. Finally, the ‘evil terrorist’ has been called to account for himself before a ‘higher power’.
For more on this story, visit: Scotland must now have the courage to look itself in the mirror | Scottish Review.