Lockerbie families accept trial in The Hague
Saturday 18 October 1997
"Never before have the American relatives accepted the concept of trial in a neutral country - they have always demanded the trial take place in the United States under United States law," said Jim Swire, a spokesman for UK Families - Flight 103. Pan Am Flight 103 exploded above Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, killing 259 people on board and 11 on the ground.
The US and the UK blame Libya for the attack and, backed by the UN are demanding the extradition of two suspected bombers for trial in Britain or the US. -- Reuters
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