Friday 13 January 2012

ITV Thursday 19th January Documentary of Jim Swire visit to Libya

Jim Swire travels to war-torn Libya to investigate whether Colonel Gaddafi was behind the atrocity. He meets the only man convicted of the attack, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, and confronts members of the new Libyan government in his search for answers. The programme is on ITV1 and ITVHD's "Tonight" Thursday 19th January, ITV1 and ITV1 HD 7.30 pm.

At present the group called Justice for Megrahi (JFM), of which Jim is a member, have a petition before the Holyrood Justice Committee.  The SNP Government are also currently taking steps which may make the findings of the SCCRC on Lockerbie more publicly available.

The conviction of Al- Megrahi has been the subject of debate and doubt ever since he was convicted. This escalated in August 2009 when the Libyan was released on compassionate grounds by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.

Many people believe that Mr Megrahi was wrongfully convicted. The imminent publication of John Ashton's biography of Megrahi is expected to reveal in full the evidence that led the SCCRC to conclude that a miscarriage of justice may have taken place.

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