In connection with the Lockerbie bombing, the U.S. has indicted a “third conspirator”
US. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has announced that he has indicted Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi for his role in the bombing.
Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the bombing on December 21, 1988, of Pan Am Flight 103, which was en route from London to New York.
Today is the 32nd anniversary of the bombing on 21 December 1988 of Pan Am Flight 103, which was en route to London and New York. The attack, the biggest terrorist attack in the U.K., killed 270 people. Yeah. History.
Mr. Barr told a news conference that during the 1991 inquiry, a “third conspirator” was identified along with two Libyan intelligence agents, but investigators “could not identify or locate” that person at the time.
“The United States has filed criminal charges against the third conspirator, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi, for his role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.”The United States has filed criminal charges for his role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 against the third conspirator, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi.
James Wolffe QC, Lord Advocate, said, “For 32 years, in the face of the loss they suffered on the terrible night of 21 December 1988, the families of the 270 people killed in that atrocity have shown extraordinary and enduring dignity. Once again, today, our thoughts are with them.”
“Throughout the investigation, Scottish prosecutors and police formed a long-standing and near working relationship with U.S. law enforcement.
As the investigation continues with the shared purpose of bringing to justice all those who perpetrated this atrocity, this partnership will continue to be significant.
“Scottish prosecutors will continue to work with U.S. colleagues, but we will not comment in detail on today’s announcement as the Scottish criminal investigation is ongoing and there is an appeal before the court in relation to this crime.”
“Iain Livingstone, Chief Constable, said, “This statement by the U.S. For the families of the victims, the Department of Justice is an essential advancement and my thoughts are with them, especially today, on the 32nd anniversary of the bombing.
The bombing anniversary. Police Scotland has been involved in carrying out the largest terrorism investigation ever conducted in this country since 1988. Police Scotland will continue to work closely with our U.S. law enforcement colleagues and other foreign partners on this investigation under the direction of the Crown Office.
“As the judicial process in Scotland continues, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”