Timeline

1988 12 21

Pan Am flight 103 falls out of the sky. All 259 passengers and crew members die. Eleven residents of Lockerbie are killed by the debris.

1991 11 14

The Lord Advocate and the acting United States Attorney General jointly announced that they had obtained warrants for the arrest of Abdelbasset AliMohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah.

1991 11 27

The British and United States Governments issued a joint statement calling on the Libyan government to surrender the two men for trial.

1992 01 21

The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 731 calling on Libya to provide a full and effective response to British, American and French requests to surrender those suspected of both the Lockerbie and the French UTA bombings.

1992 03 31

The Security Council passed resolution 748 imposing mandatory sanctions on Libya. On 11 November 1993, a further resolution passed.

2001 01 31

A Court found Megrahi guilty and Fimah not guilty.

2006 05 15

“The Bush administration announced that it would re-establish full diplomatic ties with Libya because Libya had abandoned its nuclear and other unconventional weapons programs and helped in the campaign against terrorism.” (NYT 16/05/2006)

2007 06 28

The SCCRC announced that Megrahi may have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Accordingly, the SCCRC decided to refer the case to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

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