Scotland court denies Lockerbie bombing lawyers access to 'missing document' Patrick Porter at 2:16 PM ET
[JURIST] A Scottish court Friday rejected the latest appeal for disclosure by defense lawyers representing Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi [CNN profile], convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] over Lockerbie, Scotland. Specifically, they were seeking access to a "missing document" [JURIST report] that allegedly contains information about the timer used to bomb Pan Am Flight 103. Al-Megrahi's lawyers were appealing a denial of access to the document by UK government officials, who said it would compromise national security and international relations. BBC News has more. AFP has additional coverage.
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