(96)  Lockerbie trial verdicts

On 31 January 2001 the Scottish court based at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands delivered its verdict in the trial of the two Libyans accused of planting the bomb which exploded on and destroyed PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie on 21 December 1988, killing 270 passengers, crew and persons on the ground.  Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was found guilty of murder, but Al-amin Khalifa Fhimah was held not guilty.  The verdicts of the three judges were unanimous in each case. Al-Megrahi has been sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment. It is understood that there will be an appeal.