Monday, July 18, 2011
NEW REPORT OF 'FAKE' EVIDENCE IN LOCKERBIE TRIAL
On 17 July 2011, The Sunday Herald reported on apparently fake evidence in the Lockerbie trial.
The Lockerbie Case: New doubts over crucial evidence in Lockerbie .
It is believed that the CIA and Scottish police used a fragment of 'bomb timer' as FAKE evidence in the Lockerbie trial.
According to a police memo, a prosecution expert, Dr John Hayes, misled the judges at the Lockerbie trial.
"During the trial, Dr Thomas Hayes, an expert witness for the prosecution, testified that a fragment allegedly from the bomb’s timer had not been tested for explosive residues.
"However, according to the memo, tests were in fact carried out – and proved negative.
"The revelation comes as the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee prepares to consider calls for a public inquiry into the conviction in 2001 of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
"Campaigners believe he was wrongly convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, and accuse the police and Crown Office of concealing evidence that might have cleared him..."
The trial court heard that Hayes found the bomb timer fragment in May 1989 in the collar of a blast-damaged shirt.
"However, his laboratory notes and the collar’s police evidence label were inexplicably altered, and other official documents gave the date of discovery as January 1990.
"Hayes’s employer, the RARDE, was involved in a string of miscarriages of justice in the 1970s and 1980s.
"In 1990, Hayes and senior colleagues were criticised by former appeal court judge Sir John May in his report on the Maguire Seven case, in which individuals had been charged with handling explosives linked to the IRA.
"Sir John said they knew of evidence pointing to the innocence of the accused yet failed to inform the court.
"After seeing PT/35, Mebo’s owner, Edwin Bollier, said it was from a prototype circuit board that was never part of a functioning timer."
Lockerbie: A satisfactory process but a flawed result
Many thanks to C. for the link.