UK Families Flight 103 spokesman Dr Jim Swire who lost his daughter and Robert Black, Professor Emeritus of Scots Law at Edinburgh University, two of the people who have campaigned for the past 20 years to find the truth about the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, are the first to sign the online petition.
The death toll was 270 people from 21 countries, including 11 people in Lockerbie, and after constant obstructions by the British and American governments finally a trial was held in a special court in The Hague under Scotish law. However, the conduct of the trial and resignation of judges before it even began "due to political pressures [from the British government to have Libya found guilty]" led to much criticism, and did not throw any light on the truth of what happened.
Since then, several experts and police who took part in the trial have come forward with information showing that evidence was concealed, forged and ignored, leads were not followed up, witnesses were bribed, MI6 officers were used to control the media coverage, and as a result there have been many calls for an independent investigation into the evidence.
The least that caring people can do is to support the 270 victims and their families by signing the online petition this week, because No10 Downing Street, seat of the British Prime Minister, decided to change the rules retroactively in May 2007 by doubling the minimum number of qualifying signatories, and will not respond by email to petitions with fewer than 200 signatures.
By ensuring the minimum number of 200 signatories is reached before the 29 December deadline, the request for a call for the United Nations to hold an inquiry into the terrorist attrocity must be responded to. Those who sign the petition must either be British residents or British citizens and with an address in the United Kingdom, which is not published on the website but required for the petition.
British readers are therefore urged to add their names to the British governments public petition site and urge concerned and caring friends and family to do so too, at the following link: