Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Who Really Destroyed Pan Am Flight 103?-Continued

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Who Really Destroyed Pan Am Flight 103?-Continued

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Andrew I. Killgore is publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Basset Ali Mohammad Megrahi was convicted, and the conviction upheld on appeal, of destroying Pan American World Airways flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988, killing 259 passengers, most of them Americans, and 11 people on the ground at Lockerbie. Recent news stories have Libya ready to pay $2.7 billion--or $10 million each--to the families of the 270 victims.

Dr. Robert Black, professor of criminal law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and mastermind of the unique legal arrangements for trying accused Libyans under Scottish law in the Netherlands, told the Washington Report that his very high-ranking Libyan contacts tell him that the stories are without foundation. Black suggested that the lawyers representing some of the families may be behind the fake stories. Working on a contingency fee basis, he explained, they would stand to gain more for themselves if they could "stampede" families they do not represent into joining their suit. …

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