The Lockerbie bombings of December 1988 claimed the lives of 270 people, and brought about one of the most controversial criminal trials in history. Camp Zeist, a former military base in The Netherlands, was lent to Scotland for the trial of two Libyan nationals who were accused of orchestrating the bombing.
The defendants were seen as innocent victims by Libyans, while families bereaved by their loss demanded justice. After a lengthy trial that lasted from 2000-2002 – during which more than 10,000 pages of evidence were presented – both men were found guilty.
Fourteen years on from the verdict, BBC Four’s ‘Lockerbie: Case Closed’ documentary takes an in-depth look at this important case and its implications. It examines eyewitness accounts and considers the possibility that some of those convicted may have been falsely accused. In addition to interviews with key figures involved in the trial, it features exclusive never-before heard recordings that shed light on what really happened.
For those interested in exploring this complex case further, ‘Lockerbie: Case Closed’ is an essential watch and provides invaluable insights into one of modern history’s most intriguing criminal cases. With a wealth of fresh information uncovering new perspectives not previously available to public knowledge, it is sure to be eye-opening for viewers on all sides of this highly contested incident.