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Scottish Parliament

The Justice Committee agreed unanimously to keep the Justice for Megrahi petition PE1370 open on 11 December 2012.

The petition is by Dr Jim Swire; Professor Robert Black QC; Mr Robert Forrester; Father Patrick Keegans and Mr Iain McKie on behalf of 'Justice for Megrahi' (JFM) calling for an independent inquiry into the 2001 Kamp van Zeist conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988.

In their submission to the committee, JFM stated: "In light of the integral relationship between PE1370 and the allegations we have lodged with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, we would request that the Justice Committee maintain the status of PE1370 as 'open' whilst decisions are made in respect of these allegations.

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