Lockerbie: Case Closed
Was Abdel Basset al-Megrahi wrongly convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland? A citizen of Libya, al-Megrahi was the only man who was found guilty of causing the explosion and duly convicted for this terrorist outrage. The authorities alleged that forensic evidence linked both Libya and al-Megrahi to the crime. But al-Megrahi protested his innocence at the time of his trial in Camp Zeist, Holland in May 2000 and continued to do so up until his death in Tripoli in May 2012.
Over the course of five years, Bill Cran and his colleagues, Chris Jeans and George Thomson have continued an investigation of the case for Al Jazeera’s “People and Power”, which has resulted in three programmes to date with a fourth currently being prepared for broadcast. The shocking conclusion: the weight of evidence shows that Libya and al-Megrahi were framed and that their successful prosecution and conviction was the result of evidence tampering.