Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Extraordinary Confidentiality Sought by UK Government

As expected, the UK government represented at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday by the Advocate General, Lord Davidson, have proposed that discussions on the disclosure and relevance of documents relating to the appeal of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, be conducted in private sessions. Lord Davidson also stated that this closed meeting would require a security vetted representative advocate replacing Megrahi's own defence team.

The extraordinary lengths the UK government is taking, and the proposals made during yesterday's court hearing, are unprecedented in Scottish law.

Megrahi's defence team are expected to issue their response on these matters today.

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