Catholic leader calls for independent inquiry into Lockerbie bomber conviction

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The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland has backed calls for an independent inquiry into the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien said he would add his name to an online petition calling for a review of the 2001 jailing of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.

The appeal is being led by pressure group Justice For Megrahi (JFM), whose members include Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora was killed in the terror attack in December 1988....

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