Scottish justice not tough enough says former attorney general
The man accused of making the bomb which blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie should face the death penalty if convicted, says the US prosecutor who charged him.
And former attorney general William Barr admits he is disappointed that the trial of the only suspect to be found guilty of the 1988 atrocity took place in a Scottish court.
“Personally, I think terrorists who commit these kinds of atrocities should be executed,” he said. “I didn’t want to proceed to Scotland, partly because Scotland would not impose the death penalty.”
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