Thursday, December 26, 2013

Neo-Colonial Libyan Regime to Allow US, Britain to Question Former Intelligence Director Under Gaddafi

Libya to Allow US, British Investigators to Speak to Intelligence Director Al-Senoussi

19/12/2013 18:35:00

Libya's rebel regime is said to be ready to let US and British investigators to question Gaddafi's former intelligence director Abdullah al-Senoussi over the Lockerbie bombing, with Libyan Justice Minister Salah Margani saying his government will allow the investigators to question him, over what they believe is his complicity in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in which 270 people died.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who died last year, is the only person convicted in the attack, but many questions surrounding the bombing have once again arisen and remain unanswered that could in the end prove that Meghrahi might have been innocent of the crime. If Libya were responsible for the atrocity, al-Senoussi could be a critical source of information.

Margani has been reported telling Britain's ITV News that it was "the intention" to allow investigators to question al-Senoussi.

However, Britain's Foreign Office would not comment.

Meanwhile, a few days ago, an Egyptian, Mohammed Abu Talb - who is serving life in prison for a series of bombings, has been targeted as a likely suspect in the devastating attack. He has been named in a private investigation called Operation Bird.

The investigation - put forward as a report by Forensic Investigative Associates in London – alleges that he was behind the blast that took place on board Pan Am Flight 103.

According to the The Sunday People and Exaro it also accuses the CIA of covering up Talb's role in the atrocity.

The commission is reported to have been commissioned by lawyers for Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was jailed in 2001 for masterminding the bombing.

If the report is correct, it means al-Megrahi - who died of cancer aged 60 last year after being controversially freed from jail in 2009 – may, as many believe, have been wrongly imprisoned.

Investigators claim key pieces of evidence in the case against al-Megrahi - including a fragment of circuit board for a timer - were faked.

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