August 21, 2020

Scottish court sets date for Lockerbie bomber appeal

Edinburgh (AFP) – The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi on Friday began a formal legal challenge to overturn his conviction, after winning permission to appeal.A procedural hearing, held remotely and presided over by Scotland’s most senior judge, fixed a date for a full hearing for arguments in the case to be held on November 23.Megrahi, who died in 2012, was the only person convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 243 passengers and 16 crew as it travelled from London to New York in December 1988.Eleven people on the ground also lost their lives in the…


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