(164)  Lockerbie appeal dismissed

The appeal of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi against his conviction for the bombing of a Pan-Am flight over Lockerbie in December 1988, killing 274 people on the plane and on the ground, has been unanimously dismissed by the Court of Criminal Appeal sitting at Kamp van Zeist in the Netherlands on 14 March 2002.  On the same evening Megrahi began his life sentence in Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow.