POLITICAL observations & opinions

* was the Lockerbie murderer released because he was, in his planned and imminent appeal, about to release some inconvenient information?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 25, 2009

In addition to this political blog, I also produce an blog on the anthrax case and my novel CASE CLOSED (http://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/), and a travel blog (http://patandlewtravel.wordpress.com/).

A recent post on the CASE CLOSED blog raised some frightening questions about why the Lockerbie murderer was released. Here’s an extract from that post …

“The Libyans could learn some good tips from the FBI. If you are going to accuse someone of an act of terrorism, ensure they are dead first. That way their lawyers can’t ask awkward questions afterwards. The Libyan was about to have his case appealed which was apparently going to raise some embarrassing details that neither the US or UK governments were keen to have known.”

It is known that an appeal was pending. It will be interesting to see if there is any further discussion related to the possible disclosure of inconvenient information.

In addition, our British friends tell us that many in Scotland believe that Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was falsely convicted on very sketchy evidence, and that he is in fact innocent. If so, that would surely be grounds for an appeal and possible reversal of his conviction. It is not grounds for his release, which suggests that some other logic may have been at play.

Stay tuned.

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