Jim Swire and Peter Biddulph – The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father’s Search for Justice – Aye Write
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The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father’s Search for Justice
Jim Swire and Peter Biddulph chaired by Kate Adie for Aye Write 2021
Sponsored by The Open University in Scotland
6pm – 7pm BST*
The destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 was the largest attack on Britain since World War Two. 259 passengers and 11 townsfolk of Lockerbie were murdered. Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of the crime. He maintained his innocence until his death in 2012. Among the passengers was Flora, beloved daughter of Dr Jim Swire. Jim accepted American claims that Libya was responsible, but during the Lockerbie Trial he began to distrust key witnesses and supposed firm evidence. Since then it has been revealed that the USA paid millions of dollars to two central identification witnesses, and the only forensic evidence central to the prosecution has been discredited. Jim and his co-author Peter Biddulph will be in conversation with legendary journalist Kate Adie about his campaign to uncover the truth behind not only a personal tragedy but one of the modern world s most shocking events.
*This performance is live and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
This performance is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.
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