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Lockerbie appeal forthcoming

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A police officer walks by the nose of Pan Am flight 103 in a field near the town of  Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988. The crash killed 270 people.

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A police officer walks by the nose of Pan Am flight 103 in a field near the town of Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988. The crash killed 270 people.

Gwynne Dyer's column Libyan official framed for Lockerbie bombing (March 18) is realistic, yet straddles the truth.

My daughter Flora was murdered at Lockerbie, and since the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's trial I have known that justice had been perverted by politics.

It is not, however, true that the case is closed. Within weeks, I and certain other relatives will be requesting the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission for a further appeal against the verdict.

Why? Partly because knowing him innocent, Megrahi became my friend, so I owe him that, and partly because routine western subversion of justice by politics must be stopped.

The verdict is the weapon of choice for those obstructing our access to the truth. My daughter Flora would have wanted the truth known.

JIM SWIRE

Gloucestershire, U.K.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 19, 2014 A8

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