Megrahi leaving Glasgow Airport
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Lockerbie: Family claim government pressure

The family of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, has instructed a Scottish lawyer to apply to have his conviction reviewed.

Aamer Anwar claims to have evidence that government ministers pressured Megrahi to drop his appeal as a condition of his being allowed to return home to Libya.

The claim has been supported by relatives of some of those killed in the atrocity in 1988 including Dr Jim Swire whose daughter was a passenger onboard Pan-Am flight 103.

The Scottish government has categorically denied the claims.

BBC Scotland's home affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson reports.

  • 05 Jun 2014
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