‘The world will know he’s innocent’: Lockerbie bomber’s son launches fresh appeal to clear his father’s name claiming he has new evidence 

  • Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was found guilty in 2001 of planting bomb which destroyed a Pan-Am jumbo jet over southern Scotland in 1988
  • Now his son Ali, backed the British relatives of those who died in the atrocity, is to ask Scottish authorities to declare the conviction a miscarriage of justice
  • Megrahi’s family have also now formally become part of the appeal process
The son of the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is launching a fresh appeal to clear his father’s name and has declared: ‘The world will know he is innocent.’
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was found guilty in 2001 of planting the bomb which destroyed a Pan-Am jumbo jet over southern Scotland in 1988 – killing 270 people in the worst act of mass murder ever carried out on British soil.
Now his son Ali, backed by his family and the British relatives of those who died in the atrocity, is to ask Scottish authorities to declare his father’s conviction a miscarriage of justice.
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi (pictured) was found guilty in 2001 of planting the bomb which destroyed a Pan-Am jumbo jet over southern Scotland in 1988

Now his son Ali (pictured) is to ask Scottish authorities to declare his father's conviction a miscarriage of justice

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi (pictured left) was found guilty in 2001 of planting the bomb which destroyed a Pan-Am jumbo jet over southern Scotland in 1988. Now his son Ali (right) is to ask Scottish authorities to declare his father’s conviction a miscarriage of justice