Judges Reject Acquittal Request in Lockerbie Trial

Published November 29th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Scottish judges hearing the Lockerbie bombing trial Wednesday turned down a plea from one of the two Libyan suspects, Al-Amin Khalifa Fhimah, that he be acquitted for lack of evidence. 

On Tuesday, Fhimah's lawyer asked the court to throw out the case against his client, on the grounds that the evidence presented against him was purely circumstantial. 

Fhimah and Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi are accused of planting a bomb on Pan Am Flight 103 which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing 270 people -- CAMP ZEIST, The Netherlands (AFP) 



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