al Jazeera, 1 hr
Writer / Director / Co-Producer
Was Abdel Baset al-Megrahi wrongly convicted of being responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing?
The sensational events of that night and the following decade – the painstaking police forensic investigation, the identification of al-Megrahi and Libya as the likely culprits, al-Megrahi’s eventual trial and conviction in Holland, the controversy surrounding his subsequent return to Libya on compassionate grounds – have been the subject of intense scrutiny over the years. Nevertheless many investigators remained convinced that al-Megrahi was framed.
This special investigation for al Jazeera traces in compelling detail what might be Britain’s worst miscarriage of justice, a wrongful conviction and the harsh truth that the actual perpetrators are still at large.