Verdict

Day 86

January 31, 2001

--- Proceedings commenced at 11.04 a.m.

THE CLERK: Call the diet, Her Majesty's Advocate against Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah.
Take your seat, gentlemen, please.
My Lords, have you reached a verdict in respect of each accused on the second alternative
charge as now amended?

LORD SUTHERLAND: We have.

THE CLERK: Would you give me, please, your verdict in respect of the first named accused, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi.

LORD SUTHERLAND: Guilty.
There are certain deletions to the indictment. In subhead (e), in line 4, delete from the
words "and you" to the end of that subhead. In subhead (g), in the fourth line, delete the
words "said suitcase, or"; and in the following line, the word "similar".

THE CLERK: That is all the deletions, My Lord?

LORD SUTHERLAND: These are all the deletions.

THE CLERK: Is that verdict unanimous, or by a majority?

LORD SUTHERLAND: Unanimous.

THE CLERK: Would you give me, please, your verdict in respect of the second named accused, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah.

LORD SUTHERLAND: Not guilty.

THE CLERK: Is that, My Lords, unanimous, or by a majority?

LORD SUTHERLAND: Unanimous.

THE CLERK: I will now record the verdict, My Lords.
My Lords, is the verdict truly recorded as follows: The court unanimously find the accused Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi guilty on the second alternative charge, but that under deletion of the words "and you Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah did there and then cause a suitcase to be introduced to Malta" in lines 4 to 6 of subhead (e) of the said charge, and under deletion of the words "said suitcase, or," in line 4 of subhead (g), and deletion of the word "similar" in line 5 of subhead (g), unanimously find the accused Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah not guilty.
Is that a true record, My Lord?

LORD SUTHERLAND: That is correct.

THE CLERK: Thank you.

(End of excerpt from trial transcript)
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