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Thursday, 14 March, 2002, 16:12 GMT
Lockerbie appeal: Was justice done?
Clare Connelly, lecturer at Glasgow University's School of Law, and Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor of the Daily Telegraph, who covered the original Lockerbie trial for the BBC, took your questions in a LIVE forum.

To watch coverage of the forum, select the link below:

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The Libyan man found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing has lost his appeal against the conviction.

Abdelbaset ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was convicted in January 2001 of the murders of 270 people after Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988.

During the 14-day appeal, the five judges were urged by the defence team for al-Megrahi to declare his conviction a "miscarriage of justice."

Bill Taylor QC defending al-Megrahi, argued that new evidence had raised the possibility that the bomb which exploded on Pan Am flight 103 had been placed on the aircraft at Heathrow and not in Malta, as the trial judges had concluded.

But the judges agreed with Alan Turnbull QC, for the prosecution, who said the new evidence was weak and flawed and did not affect the original case.

Has justice been done? Do you think the UK government should hold a public inquiry into the bombing? Should al-Megrahi's case be re-examined under the European Convention on Human Rights?

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