Edinburgh: Five judges in Scotland’s highest criminal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of the lone man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing after a legal challenge.
His lawyer, Amir Anwar, said the family of former Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbasit Ali Mohammed al-Magahi, who had brought the case, said they were “heartbroken” by the decision.
He added that he would appeal to the UK Supreme Court within 14 days. The ruling in the Edinburgh High Court of Justice comes just 32 years after Britain’s worst terrorist attack, with long-standing suspicions about McGrath’s involvement.
McGraw spent seven years in a Scottish prison after being convicted of mass murder of 270 people in 2001, when Pan Am Flight 103 blew up the Scottish city on December 21, 1988.