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Tag: Megrahi

Fear Itself: Geopolitics and the rise of the SNP

Christopher Silver reflects on fear as a powerful political weapon in the 21st century Our world is fragile and precarious. Markets tremble, alliances strain, leaders...

Transparency is a stranger to Labour on the Megrahi issue

Derek Bateman reflects on the troubling tale of Labour, Libya and the Megrahi case With an election looming, it’s worth reminding ourselves of what Labour...

Lockerbie, the death of Megrahi and the continuing shame of BBC...

By a Newsnet reporter   "Whether he's in jail or whether he's with his family, it doesn't impact me.  He should be able to be with...

A statement by Justice for Megrahi on the death of Abdelbaset...

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...

Former Lord Advocate Colin Boyd seriously misled the Megrahi Court claims...

By G.A.Ponsonby Former Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd QC, has been accused of misleading the Court during the trial of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.The claim, contained in...

Salmond calls for publication of Lockerbie appeal documents

By G.A.Ponsonby First Minister Alex Salmond has called for the publication of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) report questioning the conviction of...

Megrahi agreed to drop appeal months before he met me reveals...

By G.A.Ponsonby  Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill has revealed that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi had given a written undertaking to drop his appeal against conviction for...

A letter from Dr Jim Swire to PM David Cameron

Dear Prime Minister,  While in Edinburgh on Monday 27th Feb. I heard that prior to the book 'Megrahi: you are my jury' being launched,...

Blair challenged over claims Megrahi was ‘excluded’ from Prisoner Transfer Agreement

By a Newsnet reporter  Tony Blair’s version of events over the Prisoner Transfer Agreement he hatched with Colonel Gaddafi has been challenged after he...

Scottish police to translate Megrahi interview as ‘confession’ row intensifies

By G.A.Ponsonby The row over the media’s reporting of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s interview with Reuters news agency took a new twist last night after...