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Lockerbie families lose appeal but fight goes on
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frank



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:15 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Its a pity there is not a group like JFM who can assists joe public in overturning their wrongful convictions.

The judiciary must laugh themselves to sleep at night knowing there is no body of people in Scotland like JFM who are willing to fight wrongful convictions in Scotland.

There has been good progress in fighting the Megrahi conviction and rightly so, but what about all the other people who are victims of one of the most corrupt justice systems in the western world where Friends R Us in a small legal village seems to be the status quo.
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Iain McKie



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I completely agree Frank.

Crown Office, the SCCRC and the Judiciary are allowed almost unfettered freedom to do what they like.

The Scottish Government has always shied away from its constitutional duty to oversee the legal process and the actions of these authorities.

To obtain justice in Scotland when a miscarriage occurs you either have to be lucky and find a loophole in the law or mount a massive campaign supported by politicians, the media and public opinion.

I can tell you the latter takes a terrible toll of those involved.

An almost impossible task at times.

When systems don't listen and fail to perform their constitutional duties we end up in the state we are.

Despite the work JfM has done over the years please be assured that the system continues to try and close down debate and actively encourages those within its power not to co-operate in any way.

With the Police Scotland Operation Sandwood report due soon, how Crown Office deals with it will be a seminal test of just how far justice has fallen in Scotland.
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Iain McKie



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fake news is a phrase that has recently entered the political lexicon. It’s compounded by half-truths and disinformation that distorts the reality of what really happened.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/opin...-news-long-before-trump-1-4392996
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Iain McKie



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A bid to clear the name of the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing will be launched this week by his family.

Relatives of Abdelbaset al Megrahi will hand a dossier to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news...y-lockerbie-bomb-convict-10278107
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Iain McKie



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MSPs on Holyrood’s Justice Committee agreed to keep open a long-running petition from Justice for Megrahi campaigners calling for an independent inquiry into Megrahi’s conviction in 2001 for the 1988 bombing which killed 270 people. In a written submission, the campaigners said reports of the planned appeal bid indicate “a significant development for those pursuing the truth about Lockerbie”. Committee convener Margaret Mitchell said: “Recently publicity suggests that the family of Mr Megrahi will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction in the coming weeks so we will watch that with interest and see if that affects where we go from here.”

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/m...-s-appeal-with-interest-1-4434816
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Campaigners who believe that the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is innocent say they’re encouraged that a Holyrood committee is to “watch with interest” a planned bid by his family to clear his name.
The case is expected to go to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) which investigates possible miscarriages of justice, and could refer it to the appeal court.
http://www.thenational.scot/news/...mily_of_Lockerbie_bomber_Megrahi/


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