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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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Swire believes Lockerbie bomber was innocent

It's now 14 years since Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found guilty in 2001, for blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie.

270 people were killed in the bombing on 21 December 1988.

This is the third attempt to appeal Megrahi's conviction and Jim Swire is behind the campaign.

“After I realised that he had nothing to do with the murder of my daughter, Megrahi became my friend. There are a lot of legal people in Scotland who want to see this issue properly resolved.

"I hope that the appeal will succeed and, when it does, Megrahi’s family will no longer be regarded as the family of the so-called Lockerbie bomber.”

– Dr Jim Swire

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