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Lockerbie families accept trial in The Hague

Relatives of Americans killed in the Lockerbie bombing are now prepared to see the two Libyan suspects tried at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, a spokesman for the families of the British victims said yesterday.

"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