Terrorism: A Lockerbie Conviction--Tougher Than Expected?

A Lockerbie Conviction--Tougher Than Expected?

It took nearly 12 years, but last week the trial began of two alleged Libyan intelligence agents accused of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Though some victims' families believe the defendants are only bit players in a broader terrorist scheme, they are looking for a conviction at the Netherlands trial. But early indications are that the prosecution's job may be tougher than expected. The defense doesn't have to prove anyone else's involvement but merely sow reasonable doubt in the minds of the judges about the guilt of the defendants. And despite the prosecution's 1,100 witnesses, the defense...

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