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Thursday, 1 February, 2001, 12:50 GMT
Lockerbie milestones
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One of the Libyans accused of the Lockerbie bombing has been convicted of murdering 270 people and jailed for life. His co-accused was found not guilty.


Watch and listen to the BBC's special programmes on Lockerbie broadcast on Wednesday 31 January, the day the verdicts were handed down.

Click here to watch a special edition of Newsnight

Click here to listen to BBC Scotland's Lockerbie: The Verdict

Click here to listen to BBC Radio 4's Lockerbie: The Story Behind the Trial


The 1988 Lockerbie bombing led to the biggest mass murder investigation in the UK. BBC NewsOnline brings you the significant moments in audio and video:



Al-Amin Khalifa Fahima arrives back in Libya
Al-Amin Khalifa Fahima arrives back in Libya
1 February 2001: The Libyan acquitted in the Lockerbie trial returns to a hero's welcome in Tripolil, as Colonel Gadaffi vows to prove the innocence of the man found guilty of the bombing.

  Click here to watch a report from the BBC's James Robbins in Tripoli


Dr Jim Swire, who lost his daughter Flora in the 1988 bombing
Dr Jim Swire, who lost his daughter Flora in the 1988 bombing
1 February 2001: UK relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims renew their demand for a far-reaching public inquiry into "unanswered questions".

  Click here to watch a news conference held by the victims' families



Lockerbie trial judges in court
Lockerbie trial judges in court
31 January 2001: The verdicts come after years of investigation and the longest murder trial in British history. The BBC's legal affairs correspondent Jane Peel examines the evidence.

  Click here to watch


Relatives remember their loved ones
Relatives remember their loved ones
31 January 2001:

A special Scottish court passed sentence. The BBC's David Shukman reports from Camp Zeist, where relatives gathered.

  Click here to watch


Dumfries and Galloway Council news conference
Dumfries and Galloway Council news conference
31 January 2001: The convener of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Andrew Campbell, said a great friendship between the people of Lockerbie and the victims' relatives had been borne out of a disaster.

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Relatives outside court
30 January 2001: Relatives gather outside the court after the judges announce they will deliver their verdict on Wednesday 31 January. Relatives repeat their call for a public inquiry into the bombing.

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Policeman outside court
The court adjourns, the world waits
18 January 2001: After hearing that the entire case against the accused is "circumstantial", the judges retire to consider their verdict. The two Libyans and the world wait for the ruling.

  Click here to watch


Inside Zeist court
The accused did not take the stand
8 January 2001: The accused will not give evidence after Syria refuses to hand over information which the defence said was crucial to its case. The trial will be shorter than expected.

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Lord Sutherland
Lord Sutherland said the plea had failed
29 November 2000: The no case to answer submission made on behalf of Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah is rejected by the judges, partly on the basis of entries in the accused's diary.

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CIA logo
Majid worked for the CIA
26 September 2000: Abdul Majid, a key prosecution witness and former Libyan spy turned CIA informer, finally gives evidence and says both accused were fully involved in planning the bombing.

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Edwin Bollier
The timer was traced back to Edwin Bollier's firm
20 June 2000: A Swiss businessman identifies a fragment from a circuit board which the prosecution said had been used in the timer which detonated the bomb on the aircraft.

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Lockerbie memorial
The memorial in Lockerbie to the dead
5 May 2000: In court, the prosecution reads out the names and addresses of all 270 people who died in the disaster. The whole process takes exactly an hour.

  Click here to listen


Armed police outside the court
Armed police outside the court
3 May 2000: Tight security rings the special courtroom at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands as the trial begins. Relatives watch film of radar screens showing the plane disintegrate.

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Nelson Mandela helped broker the trial deal
Nelson Mandela helped broker the trial deal
5 April 1999: After intense diplomatic negotiations for a decade, including the intervention of the then South African President Nelson Mandela, Libya agrees to the suspects being surrendered to the UN.

  Click here to watch


Reconstructed fuselage
Investigators rebuilt the aircraft
The full horror of the Lockerbie bombing is shown in this sequence of pictures, starting with the crash, going through to the response of Lockerbie people and the grief felt by relatives of the dead.

  Click here to watch

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