Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was convicted in the Lockerbie bombing, released a book Monday that sets forth his claims of innocence. The abstract of the book, entitled Meghari: You Are My Jury, states:
You know me as the Lockerbie bomber. I know that I’m innocent. Here, for the first time, is my true story: how I came to be blamed for Britain’s worst mass murder, my nightmare decade in prison and the truth about my controversial release. Please read it and decide for yourself.
You are now my jury. – Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
Two documentary films being released also call his conviction “Britain’s biggest miscarriage of justice,” and allegedly demolish the key witness against him. The films also shed light on exculpatory material that was not previously disclosed (what we call Brady violations in the U.S.). More here, here, and here. For a rebuttal, read this…
The politics surrounding his conviction and release, as well as the timing, makes this an interesting book. However, there are too many dimensions to that trial, that his personal account alone will not do ‘justice’ to the range of legal issues raised by his trial.
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