Lockerbie bomber appeal begins at Scotland’s High Court

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    A posthumous appeal on behalf of the only person ever convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has started in Scotland. The family of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is fighting to clear his name eight years after his death. The Libyan was found guilty of mass murder after 270 people died when a flight from London to New York exploded over Lockerbie in 1988. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports. –

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    In This Story: Scotland

    Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

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