Scotland’s Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill was interviewed by BBC Scotland on his decision to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi from Greenock Prison, returning home to Libya late yesterday.
Mr MacAskill. much to the amazement of many, states he stands by the conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, despite the numerous inconsistencies in the evidence presented at the Lockerbie Trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands under Scottish Law in 2001.
Noteworthy again is the lack of will on the part of the Justice Secretary to institute an inquiry into the Lockerbie case from the Scottish end .. seemingly putting the onus on Westminster to start the ball rolling. However, since the case was heard under Scots Law, and given law is a devolved issue .. why is there no apparent will on Mr MacAskill’s part to start an inquiry in Scotland ?
We at Scottish Law Reporter support the call for a fully independent inquiry into the Lockerbie case. Sucn an inquiry should of course originate in Scotland, and have international monitoring to ensure full impartiality & accountability to the facts.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill interivewed on the release of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi Pt 1
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill interivewed on the release of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi Pt 2