The FBI is being taken to court in the US over its refusal to release documents relating to the release of the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.Curiously the reason given in the UK was this maggot had less than three months to live.
Judicial Watch, a conservative pressure group that campaigns for transparency, fights government corruption and was opposed to the early release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi last August, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit in the US to obtain important papers relating to the decision to allow him to return to Libya.
The watchdog said it wanted to shed light on what role, if any, the US had in his release.
It made the request in September 10, 2009 and says that, by law, the FBI was required to respond by October 8. However, the group said that the FBI, while acknowledging receipt of the request, provide neither documents nor any explanation as to why they had been withheld.
Legal documents lodged with the US District Court for the District of Columbia claim the FBI “violated the FOIA by failing to produce any and all non-exempt records”.
The news comes after The Herald revealed that vital documents in Britain relating to the Lockerbie conviction may never see the light of day.
That was nearly six months ago. Probably the only ones surprised by this are the pinheads who released him.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said: “Not only was the decision to release Megrahi from prison an affront to justice and an insult to the families of the victims of the Pan Am tragedy, but it also served to rally terrorists around the world.
“And given the fact that most of the people on board that flight were Americans, we deserve to know what the US Government knew about this horrible decision to release a known terrorist from prison.
“The FBI has an obligation to the American people and the victims’ families to release all relevant documents as soon as possible.
“Frankly, given its lackadaisical and ideological approach to the terrorist threat, I’m concerned the Obama administration did not do enough to prevent this terrorist’s release.”