Christine Grahame: Al-Megrahi is home. And he is innocent
I became involved with Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi quite by accident. Like many people I had been suffering from Lockerbie fatigue. For me, and for you, I suppose, life had moved on from that horrendous crime over 20 years ago and the imprisonment of the Libyan murderer. That was that.
At least it was, until I agreed, by chance, to sponsor the showing of a Dutch documentary about the Lockerbie bombing at Parliament. I invited all MSPs and researchers, and indeed the press corps, to see this film. One MSP and one member of the press came, and I really only saw it because I felt obliged to attend. But that film changed my perspective. From that casual moment, and from much that I have learned since, I am convinced not only that Megrahi was not found guilty "beyond reasonable doubt", the test in Scot's law, but that he is an innocent man.
I have believe that Al-Megrahi is more than likely to be innocent, his name came out of a hat at the time of great Libyan hatred. I tend to believe the author Christine Grahame as she had no real reason to write this story. I believe that pressure from United States was applied and there were no if nor buts, Libya was involved.