But the Stasi knew the number of his Libyan passport: Marquise was reassigned within six months; the other investigators moved along too. After disembarking, Megrahi climbed into a waiting S. I have a name.
The second weakness of the case involves the Malta connection. Life imprisonment is the prescribed punishment for murder or contravention of the Aviation Security Act 1982.
But investigators were nevertheless sceptical about this lead. There was no jury; three Scottish judges presided, with a fourth as reserve. August 2, 2010 - Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg hold a press conference to outline their plan to press for more information about the 2009 release of al Megrahi.
But what then? Of the 270 people killed, 190 were Americans and 43 were British, while the remaining victims were made up of 19 different nationalities.
Eter seemed to settle down, and Dornstein helped himself to a piece of pita bread and smoothed his shirt again. Dornstein, hoping that Eter would disclose something important, decided to wear his hidden camera.
Both are normally left in the wake of explosions triggered by the plastic explosive Semtex, which was produced in Czechoslovakia at the time. See Article History. This plastic shard, which was smaller than a fingernail, was embedded in a shirt collar, and investigators deduced that the shirt had been wrapped around the radio containing the device. Their relationship had often been strained, and now the tensions between them could never be resolved.
In Terrorism in the UK. Beside him was an undamaged bottle of Chivas Regal.
Not long after his death, a local paper ran an obituary suggesting that he had written a novel in Israel. Many seemed to be sleeping. It was only after considerable pressure from the defendants' lawyers that the US admitted that he had made contact with the CIA in 1988.
Among those waiting to board the flight were 35 US students who had spent six to 12 months in Europe on an exchange programme from Syracuse University. Police at the scene of the wreckage in December 1988 Image: Between the two rooms was a large map of Lockerbie, with hundreds of colored pushpins indicating where the bodies had fallen.
As the case neared an indictment, the international investigators and prosecutors found themselves focusing at their gatherings on the fine print of their respective legal code and engaging in deep, philosophical-seeming debates: First, an explosion shook the aircraft.
He implicated two of his colleagues with the crime of Lockerbie - and he gave details. David Dobbs David Dobbs. The investigators thought they would be able to follow this lead to the criminals.