The evidence and burden of proof
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The evidence of the prosecution has been secret and will remain secret
until the opening of the trial. Once the trial is under way, this page
will present the evidence that the prosecution team has presented in court.
Until then, take a look at some the evidence, assumed to be presented in
Scottish police stood for the immediate criminal investigation with
the help of the American FBI, German Police, Maltese Police and others.
Scottish police spent months searching 845 square miles of fields,
forests, lakes and towns for pieces of the aircraft and its cargo. One
year after the crash 21.12.1989 Scottish detectives had visited 13 countries,
collected more than 35000 photographs, compiled 12700 name cards and taken
more than 15000 statements. Some call it the biggest police investigation
in this century!
What do the Scots have to prove in order to convince the court of a
conviction ? Read the Scottish indictment/petition
of the Lockerbie Trial. If the prosecution cannot prove the main allegations
of the above indictment, the two Libyan suspects will be innocent. Only
the Scottish indictment will play a role for the court, but the Scots could
be presenting American gathered evidence to support their case.
what the USA is calling evidence
...and read here
what a leading law expert thinks of such US-evidence!
"Fundamentally it's a murder case. 270 dead. It may be dressed up as planting and detonating a bomb or an explosion, but fundamentally you have to be able to show a link, evidential link between those accused and the incident itself. There has to be continuity of evidence and there has to be a link of causation."
here to experts in law and forensic science speaking about American
American discussion about the evidence (05/04/99)
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temporary Lockerbie Trial page
If you can't wait to read about the trial, take a look at the old,
provisionary trial website from the Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Crash page. It
contains some background information, including the official indictment
of the two Libyan suspects.