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Locherbie bomber's lawyer launches fundraiser

(Posted on 21/11/20)

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Locherbie bomber's lawyer launches fundraiser
A crowdfunder has been launched to help pay for the appeal against the conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing.

Lawyer Aamer Anwar told PA News: "There has been a widespread assumption that our legal team have been paid fees to date, that is simply not true as they have worked pro-bono for what can only be described as the biggest criminal appeal in UK legal history."

Mr Anwar who is representing Megrahi’s family claimed the Libyan government has “failed to honour its promise of funding the appeal” and is now asking the public for financial support.

An appeal against his conviction was lodged after the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) referred the case to the High Court in March, ruling a possible miscarriage of justice may have occurred. 

The appeal hearing will take place on Tuesday at the High Court in Edinburgh. 

The attack on Pan Am flight 103, travelling from London to New York on December 21 1988, killed 270 people in the UK’s largest terrorist atrocity.