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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Lockerbie witness: 'It might put matters to rest'

A new application to review the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber will be made to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora was killed in the 1988 disaster, has made the request on behalf of himself and others.

Libyan Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of the murder of the 259 passengers and crew on board Pan Am flight 103, and 11 residents of Lockerbie.

He died three years after being released from prison on compassionate grounds.

John Gair witnessed the disaster and has welcomed the calls for a review:

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