Lockerbie bomb family launch fresh appeal
THE son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi says he is “100% certain” his father was innocent, as his family lodged a new bid to appeal against his conviction five years after his death.
Relatives of victims joined lawyer Aamer Anwar to hand files to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission in Glasgow yesterday.
Megrahi ( was convicted in 2001 of the 1988 atrocity which killed 270 people. He was jailed for 27 years but died of prostate cancer aged 60 in 2012, after being released on compassionate grounds in 2009.
Ali Megrahi, 22, said: “The launch of the appeal on behalf of the Megrahi family is a milestone on the road to prove that the verdict against my father was unsafe. I trust the Scottish authorities will correct this unjust verdict.”