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https://plus.google.com/112853824656448575896 Sharyn Bovat : Ben Shapiro's Minions are RUDE & the National Review Should Tell Him to Tell Them to STOP!!!! If They...
Ben Shapiro's Minions are RUDE & the National Review Should Tell Him to Tell Them to STOP!!!! If They Continue I Can Put in MY Upcoming Professional Blog ALL the Data Showing Mitt Romney & His BIG Donors Profited From IRAN: I Think "That's Why The Bully Me Cause Once the Lockerbie Bombing Truth Hits They'll Be Deemed GRADE A Hypocrites
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Ben Shapiro's Minions are RUDE & the National Review Should Tell Him to Tell Them to STOP!!!! If They Continue I Can Put in MY Upcoming Professional Blog ALL the Data Showing Mitt Romney & His BIG Donors Profited From IRAN: I Think "That's Why The Bully Me Cause Once the Lockerbie Bombing Truth Hits They'll Be Deemed GRADE A Hypocrites
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James Comey (FBI) Leslie Caldwell (DOJ) iIgnored Loretta Lynch BECAUSE I was Told Senator Shelby BELIEVED ME & iDid Talk to Your (DOJ) Lady in the Bathroom of the Export-Import Annual Conference: iTrust the RICO Case about GREEN Fraud is gonna proceed with the NEW AG. Thank You For ALL YOU Do:):) Sharyn Bovat the NISSAN Whistleblower , DOD Whistleblower, Lockerbie Bombing Whistleblower & More
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https://plus.google.com/104760069151710044313 Pamela Geller : One day after the Lockerbie bombing we have a passenger jet hijacking. Hijackers on board a plane that...
One day after the Lockerbie bombing we have a passenger jet hijacking. Hijackers on board a plane that landed in Malta have surrendered after agreeing to let the 118 passengers - including a baby and a Libyan MP - on board free after a tense two-hour stand off.
Libyan Al-Fateh HIJACKS PLANE in Malta on Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Anniversary #Lockerbie - The Geller Report
One day after the Lockerbie bombing we have a passenger jet hijacking. Hijackers on board a plane that landed in Malta have surrendered after agreeing to let the 118 passengers - including a baby and a Libyan MP - on board free after a tense two-hour stand off.
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https://plus.google.com/106891920063715058526 Greg Russell :

Call for truth on the anniversary of Lockerbie bombing, as the fight to clear al-Megrahi's name goes on
THERE will never be closure in the Lockerbie bombing case until it returns to the appeal court, according to one of Scotland’s top lawyers.
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https://plus.google.com/111520370489839821767 Elizabeth Craig : Never forget 😔😔😔 Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am transatlantic flight from ...
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Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit via London and New York. On 21 December 1988, N739PA, the aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of the route, was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew, in what became known as the Lockerbie bombing.[3] Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto residential areas of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 more people on the ground.
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https://plus.google.com/113693759207225060778 Tim Evanson : December 21, 1988 – A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries, and Galloway...
December 21, 1988 – A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries, and Galloway, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew. Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto residential areas of Lockerbie, killing 11 more people on the ground.

Following a three-year joint investigation by the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), two Libyan nationals were identified as the terrorists in November 1991. In 1999, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi handed the two men over. In 2001, Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was jailed for life after being found guilty of 270 counts of murder in connection with the bombing. In August 2009, he was released by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He died in May 2012, the only person to be convicted for the attack.

In 2003, Gaddafi accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing and paid compensation to the families of the victims.

On November 3, 1995, President Bill Clinton dedicated a Memorial Cairn to the victims at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Lockerbie: The 28 year lie.
On this day in 1988, 21st of December, a terrorist bomb destroyed flight Pan Am 103 during its journey from Heathrow Airport in the UK to New York.


Sections of the dismembered plane, 243 passengers and sixteen crew members fell across the Scottish town of Lockerbie and surrounding farms and fields. Eleven people on the ground were also killed.

In 1991 two Libyan security officers were indicted for the crime. Their trial began in May 2000.


Al-Megrahi
The key prosecution claims were:
1. Several weeks before the attack, one of the accused, Baset al-Megrahi, purchased a selection of clothes from a Maltese clothing shop.


2. Pieces of the clothing were found at the crash site.

3. Embedded within one of the pieces was a 4mm square fragment - PT35(b) - of an electronic timer board.

4. The FBI had proved that the fragment came from a batch of 20 such boards delivered in 1985 to Libya by Swiss electronics supplier MEBO.


Fragment PT35(b).
5. Two witnesses would identify the suspects and prove the case beyond doubt. The first, a CIA informant Majid Giaka; the second, a Maltese shopkeeper Toni Gauci.


The trial judges decided that Giaka was untrustworthy, leaving Gauci as the sole identification witness.

Discredited CIA witness Majid Giaka
On 31st January 2001 al-Megrahi was found guilty. The second accused, Khalifa Fhimah, was freed with "No case to answer"

Fhimah: No case to answer.

In the years since the verdict it has become clear that the world has been cynically misled by the FBI, the CIA, and British and Scottish governments.
1. In 1989 Britain's prime minister Margaret Thatcher was advised by the Americans not to enquire into the attack.



Thatcher: Knew nothing of Lockerbie
2. Even though she and her entourage had walked across the devastated town one day after the attack, she could not - in her 1993 memoir "The Downing Street Years" - recall the existence of Lockerbie. When asked by Father of the House MP Tam Dalyell why, she said: "I know nothing of Lockerbie, and do not write about something I do not know about."
3. Seven years after the verdict the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) discovered significant new evidence that had been concealed from the trial judges and defence team.
4. The SCCRC discovered a secret letter written by the King of Jordan to British prime minister John Major indicating that the Libyans were innocent of the crime.
The King's letter claimed that the attack had been Iranian-

Major: Knew Libyans were innocent.
funded in revenge for the 1988 destruction by the USS Vincennes of an Iranian Air-Bus carrying 290 pilgrims to Mecca.

5. Unknown to most journalists and public, the King had agreed to place in protective custody Marwan Khreesat, expert bomb-maker for a Palestinian group, the PFLP-GC. Khreesat had made bombs for the group in Germany, to be used to bring down American passenger planes heading for the US.

Khreesat: Bombs to destroy US planes.

6. US and German intelligence knew that Iran had funded the attack. They had assembled a full dossier of intelligence proving that Khreesat and the Palestinian group were guilty.

7. On the sudden discovery of PT35(b), however, US intelligence reversed direction and accused Libya of the crime.
8. The British government tried on two occasions to prevent the king's letter becoming public. The first, a Public Interest Immunity Certificate signed by Foreign Secretary David Miliband; the second, an unsuccessful attempt by Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt to close down a Scottish newspaper to prevent publication of the story.

Burt: Intended to close down newspaper.

9. The SCCRC re-examined evidence given in the trial and discovered that al-Megrahi was not on the island of Malta on the day that the clothing was purchased.
10. The SCCRC also discovered that police diaries of chief police investigator Harry Bell contained a record of multi-million dollar offers of payment to the Maltese shopkeeper Gauci "provided" - in the words of a letter to Harry Bell from the US Department of Justice - "he gives evidence."


Gauci. Multi $m payment for evidence
11. The SCCRC also re-examined all the evidence given by Gauci. They concluded that his so-called "identification" was founded on numerous viewings of photographs of al-Megrahi in the media and magazines, all linking him to the bombing. Gauci's evidence was therefore not credible, and the trial judges had been mistaken.

**
Was the Lockerbie fragment PT35(b) a fake? During the trial in 2000 there were suspicions about how it had been discovered and reported on by government scientists. The trial judges had discounted these suspicions.

Then in 2009 the al-Megrahi defence team made a startling discovery. In the years since the trial and first appeal they had managed to obtain a huge set of documents from police and Scottish Crown archives. Among the documents was the forensic notebook of scientific witness Allen Feraday.

Feraday had compared PT35(b) with control samples from MST13 timer circuit boards similar to those supplied to Libya in 1985 by MEBO.

He told the trial judges: "the fragment materials and tracking pattern are similar in all respects" to that of the MST13 timer.

But nine years prior to the trial, on 1st August 1991, when examining both the fragment and a MEBO MST13 timer circuit board, he had made two hand-written entries in his notebook which contradicted this.

The first recorded that tracks on fragment PT35(b) were protected by a layer of "Pure tin".

Pure tin.

Alloy of 70% tin - 30% lead
The second said that tracks on the circuit of a control sample MST13 board were covered by an alloy of "70% tin and 30% lead".

Feraday and the police were fully aware of the difference. Two police scientific advisers suggested that the heat of the explosion might have evaporated the lead content of the alloy, leaving pure tin.

Another police adviser working for Ferranti International noted that fragment PT35(b) had indications of being "home made".

Neither the scientist's reports nor the Ferranti letter were followed up. All remained hidden in police files. The judges and defence team were unaware of their contents.

In the light of this new information the defence team consulted two prominent independent experts in the field. The experts repeatedly heat tested the evaporation theory with temperatures exceeding that of the bomb explosion. But the alloy of 70/30 tin/lead remained just that.

Thuring, the company which manufactured the circuit boards used in MST13 timers , confirmed in an affidavit that they had always used a 70/30 tin/lead combination. Fragment PT35(b) did not, therefore, come from one of their circuit boards. How it was made and by whom remains a mystery.

Feraday either perjured himself or was grossly negligent. It was upon his statement and the identification evidence by Gauci that the case against Baset al-Megrahi would turn.

All this information has been put repeatedly to the Scottish and British governments and police. They have totally ignored it. Instead, for almost two years they have claimed to be "pursuing other suspects" in the chaos that is today Libya.


Jane and Jim Swire
The Lockerbie campaign will continue. We intend to ensure - with the help of prominent friends from around the world - that the Lockerbie verdict will prove to be a disastrous miscarriage of justice.


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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Police report on Operation Sandwood still not available
[We wrote the following in March 2016. At the time, the police promised that Operation Sandwood would be complete "in two months time". Today is 19th October 2016, still no sign of their report. People say that silence is golden. Golden for whom?]

Scotland's Lord Advocate is to step down from his position as Scotland's leading law officer. Click here for more...


Lord Advocate Mulholland
His decision comes just days after a media conference held in Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth conference centre on 16th March, chaired by representatives of Justice for Megrahi.

At that conference there were calls for the Lord Advocate to consider his position, following a special police investigation - Operation Sandwood - into allegations of criminality including those by his predecessor Lord Boyd and a key forensic witness during the Lockerbie trial of Libyan Baset al-Megrahi.

It is understood that the Operation Sandwood report will be available for consideration in approximately two months time.

Recently in an unusual move, the National Scottish Police Force has appointed an independent QC to advise it on the Sandwood inquiry because it felt unable to ask Crown Office lawyers to assess the evidence of alleged wrongdoing against certain Crown officers. Click here for more on this story.

Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2000 for the Lockerbie bombing, in which 259 passengers and eleven townspeople were killed by a bomb placed on flight Pan Am 103.
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Saturday, 24 September 2016
Lockerbie a la BBC? Or the facts?
On December 14th 2014 - almost the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing - the investigative journalist Alexander Zaitchik of AlterNet wrote the following extraordinary history of an award-winning documentary that was banned in the US and Britain.

Alexander Zaitchik
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The Truth about the Lockerbie Bombing - And the Censored Film that Dared to Reveal it.

If you are interested in the real story of what became a significant part of Lockerbie history - as opposed to what became a BBC/CNN regurgitation of government press statements - please read on.

Contained within Alexander's history is a link to the film documentary.

Banned it may have been, but Truth has an irritating habit of refusing to obey the instructions of those in power.

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Thursday, 1 September 2016
Multi-million dollar payment to Lockerbie identification witness.
On this day, 1st September 1989, the sole identification witness in the Lockerbie trial, Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, met with a police investigation team headed by Detective Chief Inspector Harry Bell.



$3 million to imprison an innocent man.
Baset al-Megrahi on his deathbed.

At this first meeting Gauci offered a vague account of a customer who had come into his shop to buy an assortment of clothes. In no way did it resemble the convicted Libyan al-Megrahi.

Gauci's next two interviews were on the 14th and 26th of that month. Neither indicated that al-Megrahi was the purchaser of the clothes.

Two days later on the 28th of that month, Bell wrote in his police diary that "The US Department of Justice are prepared to offer unlimited money to Tony Gauci, with $10,000 available immediately."

The purpose of the "immediately available" $10,000 was clear. Gauci could draw on it for his immediate use. There can be no other interpretation.

Tony Gauci's shop in Malta


These three interviews would be the first of many extending over two years, each interview adding more and more detail. Only in February 1991 did Gauci finally say "he resembles the man a lot".

Every discussion at which money was mentioned was recorded in Bell's diary. But he concealed this diary from the trial judges and the defence team. It was discovered in 2007, six years after the conclusion of the trial and a subsequent appeal.

At the conclusion of the trial Tony Gauci was paid $2 million and his brother Paul Gauci $1 million.

But what did Tony have to do to get the money to be shared between himself and his brother? In the words of the US Department of Justice, "only if he gives evidence".

Since the original 1991 indictment against al-Megrahi was substantially based on eye witness evidence by Tony Gauci it was clear what that evidence would be. It would prove that al-Megrahi was guilty.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Letter from Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, part 2
For the first time in history a president of a country visited a person that is accused of a crime in prison because he knew and was sure that my dad was not guilty .


He said to him I know you are not guilty. The injustice that is happening to you has happened to me before

You will always be a symbol for Libya because you are a man who was wrongfully accused. You sacrificed yourself for Libya and for the Libyan people and I'm proud because you hung on and stayed strong.

Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

Because its hard to take this decision for the country or your life so you did something that is historical and I will never forget it my whole life.

These are the words of Nelson Mandela to my dad Abdelbasset al Megrahi.

With grateful thanks to the Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

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A letter from Ali Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi, Part 1

[Written 15.30 pm Tuesday 9th August 2016]

This is my fathers book. He wrote it while in prison and the writer John Ashton use to visit him in prison and collect what my father use to write.
The old man pictured next to the book, his daughter died in the plane. He visited my dad before his death during the war when if it was not even safe to come to Libya but he insisted he visited him and he brought flowers and when he came my father was really ill and couldn't move out of his bed and even his face changed a lot from the illness so anyway we welcomed him and took him to my dads bedroom and when he saw my father he ran to him and told him I didn't expect it to be this worse and sat next to him and held his hand and he said I'm really sorry and I'm confident and I know your not guilty of this terrible crime. This was a historical meeting for us and if there was a government then they could've even took pictures from this meeting or even put it on the t.v so that the world. I just wanted you to know this so that the world can know.


With grateful thanks to Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Continual Hacking of Jim Swire's email account
Today yet another hack of Jim Swire's email account. This has happened several times over the last two years.

If you receive any email from Jim Swire that requires you to click on an attachment, or provide any kind of personal information, please delete.

If, unfortunately, you have already clicked on the attachment, you should immediately reboot your machine and carry out a full system scan with a reliable anti-virus programme. I use Kaspersky.

It appears that such emails have been sent to all Jim's contacts on the Lockerbie friends network. Reports of fake emails are coming in from all directions.

Attempts are also being made to trick anyone seeking confirmation regarding that first email. If you send a separate email to Jim asking for confirmation that the first email is OK, you receive a reply from someone claiming to be Jim Swire saying that there is no problem.

See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

In addition, the email address of a US lawyer, Frank Duggan, representative of US bereaved Lockerbie relatives, appears to have been hacked. Professor Robert Black has received a fake email from someone purporting to be Frank Duggan. Again, when matters were checked, the same kind of reassuring reply from persons unknown was received.
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Lockerbie: The 28 year lie.
On this day in 1988, 21st of December, a terrorist bomb destroyed flight Pan Am 103 during its journey from Heathrow Airport in the UK to New York.


Sections of the dismembered plane, 243 passengers and sixteen crew members fell across the Scottish town of Lockerbie and surrounding farms and fields. Eleven people on the ground were also killed.

In 1991 two Libyan security officers were indicted for the crime. Their trial began in May 2000.


Al-Megrahi
The key prosecution claims were:
1. Several weeks before the attack, one of the accused, Baset al-Megrahi, purchased a selection of clothes from a Maltese clothing shop.


2. Pieces of the clothing were found at the crash site.

3. Embedded within one of the pieces was a 4mm square fragment - PT35(b) - of an electronic timer board.

4. The FBI had proved that the fragment came from a batch of 20 such boards delivered in 1985 to Libya by Swiss electronics supplier MEBO.


Fragment PT35(b).
5. Two witnesses would identify the suspects and prove the case beyond doubt. The first, a CIA informant Majid Giaka; the second, a Maltese shopkeeper Toni Gauci.


The trial judges decided that Giaka was untrustworthy, leaving Gauci as the sole identification witness.

Discredited CIA witness Majid Giaka
On 31st January 2001 al-Megrahi was found guilty. The second accused, Khalifa Fhimah, was freed with "No case to answer"

Fhimah: No case to answer.

In the years since the verdict it has become clear that the world has been cynically misled by the FBI, the CIA, and British and Scottish governments.
1. In 1989 Britain's prime minister Margaret Thatcher was advised by the Americans not to enquire into the attack.



Thatcher: Knew nothing of Lockerbie
2. Even though she and her entourage had walked across the devastated town one day after the attack, she could not - in her 1993 memoir "The Downing Street Years" - recall the existence of Lockerbie. When asked by Father of the House MP Tam Dalyell why, she said: "I know nothing of Lockerbie, and do not write about something I do not know about."
3. Seven years after the verdict the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) discovered significant new evidence that had been concealed from the trial judges and defence team.
4. The SCCRC discovered a secret letter written by the King of Jordan to British prime minister John Major indicating that the Libyans were innocent of the crime.
The King's letter claimed that the attack had been Iranian-

Major: Knew Libyans were innocent.
funded in revenge for the 1988 destruction by the USS Vincennes of an Iranian Air-Bus carrying 290 pilgrims to Mecca.

5. Unknown to most journalists and public, the King had agreed to place in protective custody Marwan Khreesat, expert bomb-maker for a Palestinian group, the PFLP-GC. Khreesat had made bombs for the group in Germany, to be used to bring down American passenger planes heading for the US.

Khreesat: Bombs to destroy US planes.

6. US and German intelligence knew that Iran had funded the attack. They had assembled a full dossier of intelligence proving that Khreesat and the Palestinian group were guilty.

7. On the sudden discovery of PT35(b), however, US intelligence reversed direction and accused Libya of the crime.
8. The British government tried on two occasions to prevent the king's letter becoming public. The first, a Public Interest Immunity Certificate signed by Foreign Secretary David Miliband; the second, an unsuccessful attempt by Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt to close down a Scottish newspaper to prevent publication of the story.

Burt: Intended to close down newspaper.

9. The SCCRC re-examined evidence given in the trial and discovered that al-Megrahi was not on the island of Malta on the day that the clothing was purchased.
10. The SCCRC also discovered that police diaries of chief police investigator Harry Bell contained a record of multi-million dollar offers of payment to the Maltese shopkeeper Gauci "provided" - in the words of a letter to Harry Bell from the US Department of Justice - "he gives evidence."


Gauci. Multi $m payment for evidence
11. The SCCRC also re-examined all the evidence given by Gauci. They concluded that his so-called "identification" was founded on numerous viewings of photographs of al-Megrahi in the media and magazines, all linking him to the bombing. Gauci's evidence was therefore not credible, and the trial judges had been mistaken.

**
Was the Lockerbie fragment PT35(b) a fake? During the trial in 2000 there were suspicions about how it had been discovered and reported on by government scientists. The trial judges had discounted these suspicions.

Then in 2009 the al-Megrahi defence team made a startling discovery. In the years since the trial and first appeal they had managed to obtain a huge set of documents from police and Scottish Crown archives. Among the documents was the forensic notebook of scientific witness Allen Feraday.

Feraday had compared PT35(b) with control samples from MST13 timer circuit boards similar to those supplied to Libya in 1985 by MEBO.

He told the trial judges: "the fragment materials and tracking pattern are similar in all respects" to that of the MST13 timer.

But nine years prior to the trial, on 1st August 1991, when examining both the fragment and a MEBO MST13 timer circuit board, he had made two hand-written entries in his notebook which contradicted this.

The first recorded that tracks on fragment PT35(b) were protected by a layer of "Pure tin".

Pure tin.

Alloy of 70% tin - 30% lead
The second said that tracks on the circuit of a control sample MST13 board were covered by an alloy of "70% tin and 30% lead".

Feraday and the police were fully aware of the difference. Two police scientific advisers suggested that the heat of the explosion might have evaporated the lead content of the alloy, leaving pure tin.

Another police adviser working for Ferranti International noted that fragment PT35(b) had indications of being "home made".

Neither the scientist's reports nor the Ferranti letter were followed up. All remained hidden in police files. The judges and defence team were unaware of their contents.

In the light of this new information the defence team consulted two prominent independent experts in the field. The experts repeatedly heat tested the evaporation theory with temperatures exceeding that of the bomb explosion. But the alloy of 70/30 tin/lead remained just that.

Thuring, the company which manufactured the circuit boards used in MST13 timers , confirmed in an affidavit that they had always used a 70/30 tin/lead combination. Fragment PT35(b) did not, therefore, come from one of their circuit boards. How it was made and by whom remains a mystery.

Feraday either perjured himself or was grossly negligent. It was upon his statement and the identification evidence by Gauci that the case against Baset al-Megrahi would turn.

All this information has been put repeatedly to the Scottish and British governments and police. They have totally ignored it. Instead, for almost two years they have claimed to be "pursuing other suspects" in the chaos that is today Libya.


Jane and Jim Swire
The Lockerbie campaign will continue. We intend to ensure - with the help of prominent friends from around the world - that the Lockerbie verdict will prove to be a disastrous miscarriage of justice.


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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Police report on Operation Sandwood still not available
[We wrote the following in March 2016. At the time, the police promised that Operation Sandwood would be complete "in two months time". Today is 19th October 2016, still no sign of their report. People say that silence is golden. Golden for whom?]

Scotland's Lord Advocate is to step down from his position as Scotland's leading law officer. Click here for more...


Lord Advocate Mulholland
His decision comes just days after a media conference held in Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth conference centre on 16th March, chaired by representatives of Justice for Megrahi.

At that conference there were calls for the Lord Advocate to consider his position, following a special police investigation - Operation Sandwood - into allegations of criminality including those by his predecessor Lord Boyd and a key forensic witness during the Lockerbie trial of Libyan Baset al-Megrahi.

It is understood that the Operation Sandwood report will be available for consideration in approximately two months time.

Recently in an unusual move, the National Scottish Police Force has appointed an independent QC to advise it on the Sandwood inquiry because it felt unable to ask Crown Office lawyers to assess the evidence of alleged wrongdoing against certain Crown officers. Click here for more on this story.

Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2000 for the Lockerbie bombing, in which 259 passengers and eleven townspeople were killed by a bomb placed on flight Pan Am 103.
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Saturday, 24 September 2016
Lockerbie a la BBC? Or the facts?
On December 14th 2014 - almost the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing - the investigative journalist Alexander Zaitchik of AlterNet wrote the following extraordinary history of an award-winning documentary that was banned in the US and Britain.

Alexander Zaitchik
(Bing Images)

The Truth about the Lockerbie Bombing - And the Censored Film that Dared to Reveal it.

If you are interested in the real story of what became a significant part of Lockerbie history - as opposed to what became a BBC/CNN regurgitation of government press statements - please read on.

Contained within Alexander's history is a link to the film documentary.

Banned it may have been, but Truth has an irritating habit of refusing to obey the instructions of those in power.

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Thursday, 1 September 2016
Multi-million dollar payment to Lockerbie identification witness.
On this day, 1st September 1989, the sole identification witness in the Lockerbie trial, Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, met with a police investigation team headed by Detective Chief Inspector Harry Bell.



$3 million to imprison an innocent man.
Baset al-Megrahi on his deathbed.

At this first meeting Gauci offered a vague account of a customer who had come into his shop to buy an assortment of clothes. In no way did it resemble the convicted Libyan al-Megrahi.

Gauci's next two interviews were on the 14th and 26th of that month. Neither indicated that al-Megrahi was the purchaser of the clothes.

Two days later on the 28th of that month, Bell wrote in his police diary that "The US Department of Justice are prepared to offer unlimited money to Tony Gauci, with $10,000 available immediately."

The purpose of the "immediately available" $10,000 was clear. Gauci could draw on it for his immediate use. There can be no other interpretation.

Tony Gauci's shop in Malta


These three interviews would be the first of many extending over two years, each interview adding more and more detail. Only in February 1991 did Gauci finally say "he resembles the man a lot".

Every discussion at which money was mentioned was recorded in Bell's diary. But he concealed this diary from the trial judges and the defence team. It was discovered in 2007, six years after the conclusion of the trial and a subsequent appeal.

At the conclusion of the trial Tony Gauci was paid $2 million and his brother Paul Gauci $1 million.

But what did Tony have to do to get the money to be shared between himself and his brother? In the words of the US Department of Justice, "only if he gives evidence".

Since the original 1991 indictment against al-Megrahi was substantially based on eye witness evidence by Tony Gauci it was clear what that evidence would be. It would prove that al-Megrahi was guilty.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Letter from Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, part 2
For the first time in history a president of a country visited a person that is accused of a crime in prison because he knew and was sure that my dad was not guilty .


He said to him I know you are not guilty. The injustice that is happening to you has happened to me before

You will always be a symbol for Libya because you are a man who was wrongfully accused. You sacrificed yourself for Libya and for the Libyan people and I'm proud because you hung on and stayed strong.

Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

Because its hard to take this decision for the country or your life so you did something that is historical and I will never forget it my whole life.

These are the words of Nelson Mandela to my dad Abdelbasset al Megrahi.

With grateful thanks to the Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

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[Written 15.30 pm Tuesday 9th August 2016]

This is my fathers book. He wrote it while in prison and the writer John Ashton use to visit him in prison and collect what my father use to write.
The old man pictured next to the book, his daughter died in the plane. He visited my dad before his death during the war when if it was not even safe to come to Libya but he insisted he visited him and he brought flowers and when he came my father was really ill and couldn't move out of his bed and even his face changed a lot from the illness so anyway we welcomed him and took him to my dads bedroom and when he saw my father he ran to him and told him I didn't expect it to be this worse and sat next to him and held his hand and he said I'm really sorry and I'm confident and I know your not guilty of this terrible crime. This was a historical meeting for us and if there was a government then they could've even took pictures from this meeting or even put it on the t.v so that the world. I just wanted you to know this so that the world can know.


With grateful thanks to Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Continual Hacking of Jim Swire's email account
Today yet another hack of Jim Swire's email account. This has happened several times over the last two years.

If you receive any email from Jim Swire that requires you to click on an attachment, or provide any kind of personal information, please delete.

If, unfortunately, you have already clicked on the attachment, you should immediately reboot your machine and carry out a full system scan with a reliable anti-virus programme. I use Kaspersky.

It appears that such emails have been sent to all Jim's contacts on the Lockerbie friends network. Reports of fake emails are coming in from all directions.

Attempts are also being made to trick anyone seeking confirmation regarding that first email. If you send a separate email to Jim asking for confirmation that the first email is OK, you receive a reply from someone claiming to be Jim Swire saying that there is no problem.

See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

In addition, the email address of a US lawyer, Frank Duggan, representative of US bereaved Lockerbie relatives, appears to have been hacked. Professor Robert Black has received a fake email from someone purporting to be Frank Duggan. Again, when matters were checked, the same kind of reassuring reply from persons unknown was received.
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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Lockerbie: The 28 year lie.
On this day in 1988, 21st of December, a terrorist bomb destroyed flight Pan Am 103 during its journey from Heathrow Airport in the UK to New York.


Sections of the dismembered plane, 243 passengers and sixteen crew members fell across the Scottish town of Lockerbie and surrounding farms and fields. Eleven people on the ground were also killed.

In 1991 two Libyan security officers were indicted for the crime. Their trial began in May 2000.


Al-Megrahi
The key prosecution claims were:
1. Several weeks before the attack, one of the accused, Baset al-Megrahi, purchased a selection of clothes from a Maltese clothing shop.


2. Pieces of the clothing were found at the crash site.

3. Embedded within one of the pieces was a 4mm square fragment - PT35(b) - of an electronic timer board.

4. The FBI had proved that the fragment came from a batch of 20 such boards delivered in 1985 to Libya by Swiss electronics supplier MEBO.


Fragment PT35(b).
5. Two witnesses would identify the suspects and prove the case beyond doubt. The first, a CIA informant Majid Giaka; the second, a Maltese shopkeeper Toni Gauci.


The trial judges decided that Giaka was untrustworthy, leaving Gauci as the sole identification witness.

Discredited CIA witness Majid Giaka
On 31st January 2001 al-Megrahi was found guilty. The second accused, Khalifa Fhimah, was freed with "No case to answer"

Fhimah: No case to answer.

In the years since the verdict it has become clear that the world has been cynically misled by the FBI, the CIA, and British and Scottish governments.
1. In 1989 Britain's prime minister Margaret Thatcher was advised by the Americans not to enquire into the attack.



Thatcher: Knew nothing of Lockerbie
2. Even though she and her entourage had walked across the devastated town one day after the attack, she could not - in her 1993 memoir "The Downing Street Years" - recall the existence of Lockerbie. When asked by Father of the House MP Tam Dalyell why, she said: "I know nothing of Lockerbie, and do not write about something I do not know about."
3. Seven years after the verdict the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) discovered significant new evidence that had been concealed from the trial judges and defence team.
4. The SCCRC discovered a secret letter written by the King of Jordan to British prime minister John Major indicating that the Libyans were innocent of the crime.
The King's letter claimed that the attack had been Iranian-

Major: Knew Libyans were innocent.
funded in revenge for the 1988 destruction by the USS Vincennes of an Iranian Air-Bus carrying 290 pilgrims to Mecca.

5. Unknown to most journalists and public, the King had agreed to place in protective custody Marwan Khreesat, expert bomb-maker for a Palestinian group, the PFLP-GC. Khreesat had made bombs for the group in Germany, to be used to bring down American passenger planes heading for the US.

Khreesat: Bombs to destroy US planes.

6. US and German intelligence knew that Iran had funded the attack. They had assembled a full dossier of intelligence proving that Khreesat and the Palestinian group were guilty.

7. On the sudden discovery of PT35(b), however, US intelligence reversed direction and accused Libya of the crime.
8. The British government tried on two occasions to prevent the king's letter becoming public. The first, a Public Interest Immunity Certificate signed by Foreign Secretary David Miliband; the second, an unsuccessful attempt by Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt to close down a Scottish newspaper to prevent publication of the story.

Burt: Intended to close down newspaper.

9. The SCCRC re-examined evidence given in the trial and discovered that al-Megrahi was not on the island of Malta on the day that the clothing was purchased.
10. The SCCRC also discovered that police diaries of chief police investigator Harry Bell contained a record of multi-million dollar offers of payment to the Maltese shopkeeper Gauci "provided" - in the words of a letter to Harry Bell from the US Department of Justice - "he gives evidence."


Gauci. Multi $m payment for evidence
11. The SCCRC also re-examined all the evidence given by Gauci. They concluded that his so-called "identification" was founded on numerous viewings of photographs of al-Megrahi in the media and magazines, all linking him to the bombing. Gauci's evidence was therefore not credible, and the trial judges had been mistaken.

**
Was the Lockerbie fragment PT35(b) a fake? During the trial in 2000 there were suspicions about how it had been discovered and reported on by government scientists. The trial judges had discounted these suspicions.

Then in 2009 the al-Megrahi defence team made a startling discovery. In the years since the trial and first appeal they had managed to obtain a huge set of documents from police and Scottish Crown archives. Among the documents was the forensic notebook of scientific witness Allen Feraday.

Feraday had compared PT35(b) with control samples from MST13 timer circuit boards similar to those supplied to Libya in 1985 by MEBO.

He told the trial judges: "the fragment materials and tracking pattern are similar in all respects" to that of the MST13 timer.

But nine years prior to the trial, on 1st August 1991, when examining both the fragment and a MEBO MST13 timer circuit board, he had made two hand-written entries in his notebook which contradicted this.

The first recorded that tracks on fragment PT35(b) were protected by a layer of "Pure tin".

Pure tin.

Alloy of 70% tin - 30% lead
The second said that tracks on the circuit of a control sample MST13 board were covered by an alloy of "70% tin and 30% lead".

Feraday and the police were fully aware of the difference. Two police scientific advisers suggested that the heat of the explosion might have evaporated the lead content of the alloy, leaving pure tin.

Another police adviser working for Ferranti International noted that fragment PT35(b) had indications of being "home made".

Neither the scientist's reports nor the Ferranti letter were followed up. All remained hidden in police files. The judges and defence team were unaware of their contents.

In the light of this new information the defence team consulted two prominent independent experts in the field. The experts repeatedly heat tested the evaporation theory with temperatures exceeding that of the bomb explosion. But the alloy of 70/30 tin/lead remained just that.

Thuring, the company which manufactured the circuit boards used in MST13 timers , confirmed in an affidavit that they had always used a 70/30 tin/lead combination. Fragment PT35(b) did not, therefore, come from one of their circuit boards. How it was made and by whom remains a mystery.

Feraday either perjured himself or was grossly negligent. It was upon his statement and the identification evidence by Gauci that the case against Baset al-Megrahi would turn.

All this information has been put repeatedly to the Scottish and British governments and police. They have totally ignored it. Instead, for almost two years they have claimed to be "pursuing other suspects" in the chaos that is today Libya.


Jane and Jim Swire
The Lockerbie campaign will continue. We intend to ensure - with the help of prominent friends from around the world - that the Lockerbie verdict will prove to be a disastrous miscarriage of justice.


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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Police report on Operation Sandwood still not available
[We wrote the following in March 2016. At the time, the police promised that Operation Sandwood would be complete "in two months time". Today is 19th October 2016, still no sign of their report. People say that silence is golden. Golden for whom?]

Scotland's Lord Advocate is to step down from his position as Scotland's leading law officer. Click here for more...


Lord Advocate Mulholland
His decision comes just days after a media conference held in Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth conference centre on 16th March, chaired by representatives of Justice for Megrahi.

At that conference there were calls for the Lord Advocate to consider his position, following a special police investigation - Operation Sandwood - into allegations of criminality including those by his predecessor Lord Boyd and a key forensic witness during the Lockerbie trial of Libyan Baset al-Megrahi.

It is understood that the Operation Sandwood report will be available for consideration in approximately two months time.

Recently in an unusual move, the National Scottish Police Force has appointed an independent QC to advise it on the Sandwood inquiry because it felt unable to ask Crown Office lawyers to assess the evidence of alleged wrongdoing against certain Crown officers. Click here for more on this story.

Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2000 for the Lockerbie bombing, in which 259 passengers and eleven townspeople were killed by a bomb placed on flight Pan Am 103.
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Saturday, 24 September 2016
Lockerbie a la BBC? Or the facts?
On December 14th 2014 - almost the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing - the investigative journalist Alexander Zaitchik of AlterNet wrote the following extraordinary history of an award-winning documentary that was banned in the US and Britain.

Alexander Zaitchik
(Bing Images)

The Truth about the Lockerbie Bombing - And the Censored Film that Dared to Reveal it.

If you are interested in the real story of what became a significant part of Lockerbie history - as opposed to what became a BBC/CNN regurgitation of government press statements - please read on.

Contained within Alexander's history is a link to the film documentary.

Banned it may have been, but Truth has an irritating habit of refusing to obey the instructions of those in power.

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Thursday, 1 September 2016
Multi-million dollar payment to Lockerbie identification witness.
On this day, 1st September 1989, the sole identification witness in the Lockerbie trial, Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, met with a police investigation team headed by Detective Chief Inspector Harry Bell.



$3 million to imprison an innocent man.
Baset al-Megrahi on his deathbed.

At this first meeting Gauci offered a vague account of a customer who had come into his shop to buy an assortment of clothes. In no way did it resemble the convicted Libyan al-Megrahi.

Gauci's next two interviews were on the 14th and 26th of that month. Neither indicated that al-Megrahi was the purchaser of the clothes.

Two days later on the 28th of that month, Bell wrote in his police diary that "The US Department of Justice are prepared to offer unlimited money to Tony Gauci, with $10,000 available immediately."

The purpose of the "immediately available" $10,000 was clear. Gauci could draw on it for his immediate use. There can be no other interpretation.

Tony Gauci's shop in Malta


These three interviews would be the first of many extending over two years, each interview adding more and more detail. Only in February 1991 did Gauci finally say "he resembles the man a lot".

Every discussion at which money was mentioned was recorded in Bell's diary. But he concealed this diary from the trial judges and the defence team. It was discovered in 2007, six years after the conclusion of the trial and a subsequent appeal.

At the conclusion of the trial Tony Gauci was paid $2 million and his brother Paul Gauci $1 million.

But what did Tony have to do to get the money to be shared between himself and his brother? In the words of the US Department of Justice, "only if he gives evidence".

Since the original 1991 indictment against al-Megrahi was substantially based on eye witness evidence by Tony Gauci it was clear what that evidence would be. It would prove that al-Megrahi was guilty.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Letter from Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, part 2
For the first time in history a president of a country visited a person that is accused of a crime in prison because he knew and was sure that my dad was not guilty .


He said to him I know you are not guilty. The injustice that is happening to you has happened to me before

You will always be a symbol for Libya because you are a man who was wrongfully accused. You sacrificed yourself for Libya and for the Libyan people and I'm proud because you hung on and stayed strong.

Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

Because its hard to take this decision for the country or your life so you did something that is historical and I will never forget it my whole life.

These are the words of Nelson Mandela to my dad Abdelbasset al Megrahi.

With grateful thanks to the Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

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A letter from Ali Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi, Part 1

[Written 15.30 pm Tuesday 9th August 2016]

This is my fathers book. He wrote it while in prison and the writer John Ashton use to visit him in prison and collect what my father use to write.
The old man pictured next to the book, his daughter died in the plane. He visited my dad before his death during the war when if it was not even safe to come to Libya but he insisted he visited him and he brought flowers and when he came my father was really ill and couldn't move out of his bed and even his face changed a lot from the illness so anyway we welcomed him and took him to my dads bedroom and when he saw my father he ran to him and told him I didn't expect it to be this worse and sat next to him and held his hand and he said I'm really sorry and I'm confident and I know your not guilty of this terrible crime. This was a historical meeting for us and if there was a government then they could've even took pictures from this meeting or even put it on the t.v so that the world. I just wanted you to know this so that the world can know.


With grateful thanks to Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Continual Hacking of Jim Swire's email account
Today yet another hack of Jim Swire's email account. This has happened several times over the last two years.

If you receive any email from Jim Swire that requires you to click on an attachment, or provide any kind of personal information, please delete.

If, unfortunately, you have already clicked on the attachment, you should immediately reboot your machine and carry out a full system scan with a reliable anti-virus programme. I use Kaspersky.

It appears that such emails have been sent to all Jim's contacts on the Lockerbie friends network. Reports of fake emails are coming in from all directions.

Attempts are also being made to trick anyone seeking confirmation regarding that first email. If you send a separate email to Jim asking for confirmation that the first email is OK, you receive a reply from someone claiming to be Jim Swire saying that there is no problem.

See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

In addition, the email address of a US lawyer, Frank Duggan, representative of US bereaved Lockerbie relatives, appears to have been hacked. Professor Robert Black has received a fake email from someone purporting to be Frank Duggan. Again, when matters were checked, the same kind of reassuring reply from persons unknown was received.
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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Lockerbie: The 28 year lie.
On this day in 1988, 21st of December, a terrorist bomb destroyed flight Pan Am 103 during its journey from Heathrow Airport in the UK to New York.


Sections of the dismembered plane, 243 passengers and sixteen crew members fell across the Scottish town of Lockerbie and surrounding farms and fields. Eleven people on the ground were also killed.

In 1991 two Libyan security officers were indicted for the crime. Their trial began in May 2000.


Al-Megrahi
The key prosecution claims were:
1. Several weeks before the attack, one of the accused, Baset al-Megrahi, purchased a selection of clothes from a Maltese clothing shop.


2. Pieces of the clothing were found at the crash site.

3. Embedded within one of the pieces was a 4mm square fragment - PT35(b) - of an electronic timer board.

4. The FBI had proved that the fragment came from a batch of 20 such boards delivered in 1985 to Libya by Swiss electronics supplier MEBO.


Fragment PT35(b).
5. Two witnesses would identify the suspects and prove the case beyond doubt. The first, a CIA informant Majid Giaka; the second, a Maltese shopkeeper Toni Gauci.


The trial judges decided that Giaka was untrustworthy, leaving Gauci as the sole identification witness.

Discredited CIA witness Majid Giaka
On 31st January 2001 al-Megrahi was found guilty. The second accused, Khalifa Fhimah, was freed with "No case to answer"

Fhimah: No case to answer.

In the years since the verdict it has become clear that the world has been cynically misled by the FBI, the CIA, and British and Scottish governments.
1. In 1989 Britain's prime minister Margaret Thatcher was advised by the Americans not to enquire into the attack.



Thatcher: Knew nothing of Lockerbie
2. Even though she and her entourage had walked across the devastated town one day after the attack, she could not - in her 1993 memoir "The Downing Street Years" - recall the existence of Lockerbie. When asked by Father of the House MP Tam Dalyell why, she said: "I know nothing of Lockerbie, and do not write about something I do not know about."
3. Seven years after the verdict the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) discovered significant new evidence that had been concealed from the trial judges and defence team.
4. The SCCRC discovered a secret letter written by the King of Jordan to British prime minister John Major indicating that the Libyans were innocent of the crime.
The King's letter claimed that the attack had been Iranian-

Major: Knew Libyans were innocent.
funded in revenge for the 1988 destruction by the USS Vincennes of an Iranian Air-Bus carrying 290 pilgrims to Mecca.

5. Unknown to most journalists and public, the King had agreed to place in protective custody Marwan Khreesat, expert bomb-maker for a Palestinian group, the PFLP-GC. Khreesat had made bombs for the group in Germany, to be used to bring down American passenger planes heading for the US.

Khreesat: Bombs to destroy US planes.

6. US and German intelligence knew that Iran had funded the attack. They had assembled a full dossier of intelligence proving that Khreesat and the Palestinian group were guilty.

7. On the sudden discovery of PT35(b), however, US intelligence reversed direction and accused Libya of the crime.
8. The British government tried on two occasions to prevent the king's letter becoming public. The first, a Public Interest Immunity Certificate signed by Foreign Secretary David Miliband; the second, an unsuccessful attempt by Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt to close down a Scottish newspaper to prevent publication of the story.

Burt: Intended to close down newspaper.

9. The SCCRC re-examined evidence given in the trial and discovered that al-Megrahi was not on the island of Malta on the day that the clothing was purchased.
10. The SCCRC also discovered that police diaries of chief police investigator Harry Bell contained a record of multi-million dollar offers of payment to the Maltese shopkeeper Gauci "provided" - in the words of a letter to Harry Bell from the US Department of Justice - "he gives evidence."


Gauci. Multi $m payment for evidence
11. The SCCRC also re-examined all the evidence given by Gauci. They concluded that his so-called "identification" was founded on numerous viewings of photographs of al-Megrahi in the media and magazines, all linking him to the bombing. Gauci's evidence was therefore not credible, and the trial judges had been mistaken.

**
Was the Lockerbie fragment PT35(b) a fake? During the trial in 2000 there were suspicions about how it had been discovered and reported on by government scientists. The trial judges had discounted these suspicions.

Then in 2009 the al-Megrahi defence team made a startling discovery. In the years since the trial and first appeal they had managed to obtain a huge set of documents from police and Scottish Crown archives. Among the documents was the forensic notebook of scientific witness Allen Feraday.

Feraday had compared PT35(b) with control samples from MST13 timer circuit boards similar to those supplied to Libya in 1985 by MEBO.

He told the trial judges: "the fragment materials and tracking pattern are similar in all respects" to that of the MST13 timer.

But nine years prior to the trial, on 1st August 1991, when examining both the fragment and a MEBO MST13 timer circuit board, he had made two hand-written entries in his notebook which contradicted this.

The first recorded that tracks on fragment PT35(b) were protected by a layer of "Pure tin".

Pure tin.

Alloy of 70% tin - 30% lead
The second said that tracks on the circuit of a control sample MST13 board were covered by an alloy of "70% tin and 30% lead".

Feraday and the police were fully aware of the difference. Two police scientific advisers suggested that the heat of the explosion might have evaporated the lead content of the alloy, leaving pure tin.

Another police adviser working for Ferranti International noted that fragment PT35(b) had indications of being "home made".

Neither the scientist's reports nor the Ferranti letter were followed up. All remained hidden in police files. The judges and defence team were unaware of their contents.

In the light of this new information the defence team consulted two prominent independent experts in the field. The experts repeatedly heat tested the evaporation theory with temperatures exceeding that of the bomb explosion. But the alloy of 70/30 tin/lead remained just that.

Thuring, the company which manufactured the circuit boards used in MST13 timers , confirmed in an affidavit that they had always used a 70/30 tin/lead combination. Fragment PT35(b) did not, therefore, come from one of their circuit boards. How it was made and by whom remains a mystery.

Feraday either perjured himself or was grossly negligent. It was upon his statement and the identification evidence by Gauci that the case against Baset al-Megrahi would turn.

All this information has been put repeatedly to the Scottish and British governments and police. They have totally ignored it. Instead, for almost two years they have claimed to be "pursuing other suspects" in the chaos that is today Libya.


Jane and Jim Swire
The Lockerbie campaign will continue. We intend to ensure - with the help of prominent friends from around the world - that the Lockerbie verdict will prove to be a disastrous miscarriage of justice.


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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Police report on Operation Sandwood still not available
[We wrote the following in March 2016. At the time, the police promised that Operation Sandwood would be complete "in two months time". Today is 19th October 2016, still no sign of their report. People say that silence is golden. Golden for whom?]

Scotland's Lord Advocate is to step down from his position as Scotland's leading law officer. Click here for more...


Lord Advocate Mulholland
His decision comes just days after a media conference held in Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth conference centre on 16th March, chaired by representatives of Justice for Megrahi.

At that conference there were calls for the Lord Advocate to consider his position, following a special police investigation - Operation Sandwood - into allegations of criminality including those by his predecessor Lord Boyd and a key forensic witness during the Lockerbie trial of Libyan Baset al-Megrahi.

It is understood that the Operation Sandwood report will be available for consideration in approximately two months time.

Recently in an unusual move, the National Scottish Police Force has appointed an independent QC to advise it on the Sandwood inquiry because it felt unable to ask Crown Office lawyers to assess the evidence of alleged wrongdoing against certain Crown officers. Click here for more on this story.

Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2000 for the Lockerbie bombing, in which 259 passengers and eleven townspeople were killed by a bomb placed on flight Pan Am 103.
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Saturday, 24 September 2016
Lockerbie a la BBC? Or the facts?
On December 14th 2014 - almost the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing - the investigative journalist Alexander Zaitchik of AlterNet wrote the following extraordinary history of an award-winning documentary that was banned in the US and Britain.

Alexander Zaitchik
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The Truth about the Lockerbie Bombing - And the Censored Film that Dared to Reveal it.

If you are interested in the real story of what became a significant part of Lockerbie history - as opposed to what became a BBC/CNN regurgitation of government press statements - please read on.

Contained within Alexander's history is a link to the film documentary.

Banned it may have been, but Truth has an irritating habit of refusing to obey the instructions of those in power.

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Thursday, 1 September 2016
Multi-million dollar payment to Lockerbie identification witness.
On this day, 1st September 1989, the sole identification witness in the Lockerbie trial, Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, met with a police investigation team headed by Detective Chief Inspector Harry Bell.



$3 million to imprison an innocent man.
Baset al-Megrahi on his deathbed.

At this first meeting Gauci offered a vague account of a customer who had come into his shop to buy an assortment of clothes. In no way did it resemble the convicted Libyan al-Megrahi.

Gauci's next two interviews were on the 14th and 26th of that month. Neither indicated that al-Megrahi was the purchaser of the clothes.

Two days later on the 28th of that month, Bell wrote in his police diary that "The US Department of Justice are prepared to offer unlimited money to Tony Gauci, with $10,000 available immediately."

The purpose of the "immediately available" $10,000 was clear. Gauci could draw on it for his immediate use. There can be no other interpretation.

Tony Gauci's shop in Malta


These three interviews would be the first of many extending over two years, each interview adding more and more detail. Only in February 1991 did Gauci finally say "he resembles the man a lot".

Every discussion at which money was mentioned was recorded in Bell's diary. But he concealed this diary from the trial judges and the defence team. It was discovered in 2007, six years after the conclusion of the trial and a subsequent appeal.

At the conclusion of the trial Tony Gauci was paid $2 million and his brother Paul Gauci $1 million.

But what did Tony have to do to get the money to be shared between himself and his brother? In the words of the US Department of Justice, "only if he gives evidence".

Since the original 1991 indictment against al-Megrahi was substantially based on eye witness evidence by Tony Gauci it was clear what that evidence would be. It would prove that al-Megrahi was guilty.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Letter from Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, part 2
For the first time in history a president of a country visited a person that is accused of a crime in prison because he knew and was sure that my dad was not guilty .


He said to him I know you are not guilty. The injustice that is happening to you has happened to me before

You will always be a symbol for Libya because you are a man who was wrongfully accused. You sacrificed yourself for Libya and for the Libyan people and I'm proud because you hung on and stayed strong.

Ali Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

Because its hard to take this decision for the country or your life so you did something that is historical and I will never forget it my whole life.

These are the words of Nelson Mandela to my dad Abdelbasset al Megrahi.

With grateful thanks to the Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

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A letter from Ali Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi, Part 1

[Written 15.30 pm Tuesday 9th August 2016]

This is my fathers book. He wrote it while in prison and the writer John Ashton use to visit him in prison and collect what my father use to write.
The old man pictured next to the book, his daughter died in the plane. He visited my dad before his death during the war when if it was not even safe to come to Libya but he insisted he visited him and he brought flowers and when he came my father was really ill and couldn't move out of his bed and even his face changed a lot from the illness so anyway we welcomed him and took him to my dads bedroom and when he saw my father he ran to him and told him I didn't expect it to be this worse and sat next to him and held his hand and he said I'm really sorry and I'm confident and I know your not guilty of this terrible crime. This was a historical meeting for us and if there was a government then they could've even took pictures from this meeting or even put it on the t.v so that the world. I just wanted you to know this so that the world can know.


With grateful thanks to Friends of Justice for Megrahi: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Continual Hacking of Jim Swire's email account
Today yet another hack of Jim Swire's email account. This has happened several times over the last two years.

If you receive any email from Jim Swire that requires you to click on an attachment, or provide any kind of personal information, please delete.

If, unfortunately, you have already clicked on the attachment, you should immediately reboot your machine and carry out a full system scan with a reliable anti-virus programme. I use Kaspersky.

It appears that such emails have been sent to all Jim's contacts on the Lockerbie friends network. Reports of fake emails are coming in from all directions.

Attempts are also being made to trick anyone seeking confirmation regarding that first email. If you send a separate email to Jim asking for confirmation that the first email is OK, you receive a reply from someone claiming to be Jim Swire saying that there is no problem.

See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/161241207237021/

In addition, the email address of a US lawyer, Frank Duggan, representative of US bereaved Lockerbie relatives, appears to have been hacked. Professor Robert Black has received a fake email from someone purporting to be Frank Duggan. Again, when matters were checked, the same kind of reassuring reply from persons unknown was received.
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