Lord Fraser, procureur en charge de l’affaire Lockerbie, avait déjà exprimé de sérieux doutes sur le verdict du procès de Lockerbie. Pour lui, les preuves de la culpabilité de Megrahi ont été fabriquées par la CIA pour impliquer la Lybie.

[OgMyNews – 20.07.07]
Long before the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) announced
its spectacular decision to grant a fresh appeal to the Libyan man convicted
of the worst act of terror in the U.K., Lord Fraser, who issued the warrant
for his arrest, had expressed doubts about the initial verdict.

Family members of the 270 victims promptly grasped the significance of Lord
Fraser’s admission.

Lord Fraser had detailed knowledge of events and I think we have to take
seriously anything he says now that is relevant to those who gave evidence
at Zeist. It is significant that a man who has been as close as he has to
the investigation should be making comments like this, » said Jim Swire, who
lost his daughter Flora in the tragedy and currently represents the U.K.
Families Flight 103 association.

A careful reading of the news release by the SCCRC justifying the commission
decision to declare the verdict without reasonable basis, can only led one
to conclude that the crown had no evidence, let alone conclusive evidence,
in the case against Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi.

Why then did Lord Fraser issue an arrest warrant against him in the first
place? The answer to this rather intriguing question is both simple and
extraordinary. Lord Fraser indicted Megrahi based on fabricated evidence
provided by U.S. authorities.

One year into the Zeist trial, the prosecutors were told for the first time
that the evidence had been fabricated by a former Libyan agent who had
become a CIA asset in 1988. Internal CIA cables show that the agency was
well aware since 1988 that the man was a fabricator. The Zeist trial
constitutes the only case in history where internal CIA documents were used
in a foreign court.

As a rule, the Scottish Prosecution Authorities have a duty to investigate
the credibility of their witnesses before they issue an arrest warrant. In
the Megrahi’s case, they did not. As they blindly trusted their U.S.
partners, they failed to perform one of their most basic obligations.

Instead of admitting the fact, they tried to cover it up, thus violating
Scottish Criminal Law, which requires the prosecution to provide the defense
with any significant information susceptible to help their cause.