Two Lockerbie bombing architects sentenced to firing squad

TWO key figures in the Lockerbie bombing have been sentenced to death triggering fears over future probes into the atrocity.

Former prime minister and foreign intelligence chief Abuzed Omar-Dorda and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi , the son of Muammar Gaddafi, are to be executed by firing squad for their roles in the country’s 2011 civil war.

Omar-Dorda – who played a central role in Gaddafi’s regime – helped set up the trial of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands.

An expert on the 1988 atrocity – which left 270 people dead – said the execution would remove the Libyans most prepared to work with the Scottish authorities. according to The Herald.

Professor Robert Black QC, one of the architects of the Camp Zeist trial which convicted al-Megrahi of the massacre, said: “One of those sentenced to death is Abuzed Omar-Dorda, who was instrumental in brokering the arrangement that led the UK and USA eventually to agree to a non-jury trial in the Netherlands. A genuinely good guy.”