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Lockerbie: new appeal into Megrahi's conviction

A fresh appeal could begin into whether the Lockerbie bomber was wrongly convicted. Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter died on the plane, believes Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was innocent and is asking for permission to continue the legal appeal on his behalf.

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Application to review Lockerbie bomber's conviction

Dr Jim Swire is making a new application for review of Megrahi's conviction Credit: ITV Border

A fresh appeal could begin into whether the Lockerbie bomber was wrongly convicted.

Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found guilty of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over the town in 1988.

Swire lost his daughter in the 1988 tradgedy Credit: ITV Border

He was released from prison in 2009 after abandoning a second appeal against his conviction and died three years later.

Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died on the plane, believes he was innocent and is asking for permission to continue the legal appeal on Megrahi's behalf.

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