Locker­bie bomb fam­ily launch fresh ap­peal

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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.”

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