“Thus, I do not see what use there is in those mills of the gods said to grind so late as to render punishment hard to be recognized, and to make wickedness fearless.”
Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea — On the Delay of Divine Vengeance
“More than 31 years after the atrocity the Government’s documents relating to it are still being sequestered in a special category of security in the National Archives where they are not accessible to requests under FOI nor from the media. Why would they do that? Government in secrecy is not democracy, any more than justice delayed is justice. Let us make the clearing up of these cruel mysteries our vision for 2020.”
Dr Jim Swire — Open Letter (The Herald – January 1st 2020)
March 11 2020 — Glasgow (14:00) — The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission [SCCRC] has decided to refer the Lockerbie case back to the High Court of Justiciary for determination. As a result of the Commission’s decision, Mr Megrahi’s family is now entitled to instruct an appeal against his conviction Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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On December 21 1988, Pan Am flight 103 fell out of the sky. All 259 passengers and crew members died. Eleven residents of Lockerbie were killed.
Eleven thousand four hundred and three days later, the SCCRC came to the conclusion that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi — the only man ever convicted of the worst terrorist attack in UK history — may have been innocent.
In the meanwhile, Saturn went for a full orbit around our Sun and my heart has beaten approximately about a billion times. In this universe, we all move at our own pace.
“The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.”
How many more years will it take for Justice to acknowledge that Megrahi was innocent?
And when, if ever, will Justice finally address the obvious question: Who did it?
Short answer: probably never.
I will discuss later the decision of the SCCRC to exclude most grounds for appeal. But I can say today that the SCCRC decision is worse than the Lockerbie verdict. Shame on you!
PS — We are glad to report that most Intel Today readers (89%) believe that the Lockerbie verdict is a spectacular miscarriage of justice.
On July 4 2017, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission confirmed that it has received a new application to review the conviction in the case of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi.
On May 3 2018, SCCRC chief executive Gerard Sinclair stated that “the (SCCRC) commission has decided that it is in the interests of justice to accept the current application for a full review of his conviction.”
January 2 2020 — Intel Today:
“In a recent document (dated December 9 2019) seen by Intel Today, Gerard Sinclair — the Chief Executive of the SCCRC [Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission] — states that he is hopeful that a final decision will be reached before the end of this financial year, which is the end of March 2020.
Intel Today is reasonably confident there that the SCCRC will find that there may have been a miscarriage of justice, for the six reasons specified by their predecessors in 2007 and also on at least some of the further additional grounds advanced since then.”
To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Pan Am 103 tragedy, INTEL TODAY ran a series of articles regarding the key piece of evidence — known as PT/35(b) — linking Lockerbie to Libya.
Lockerbie — SCCRC Refers Case Back to Court