Tony Gauci, 1941-2016

Tony Gauci, a key witness whose testimony linked Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, died on October 29. Critics of Gauci’s testimony characterized him as the prosecution’s “weakest link,” pointing to discrepancies in his testimony. Additionally, Gauci received a substantial payment for his participation in the inquiry (though the…

Magnus Linklater: Scottish Prosecutors Got the Right Man

In today’s edition of the Scottish Review, Magnus Linklater provides a detailed analysis of the journalistic and legal investigation of the bombing of Pan Am 103. Befittingly, he praises Ken Dornstein’s recent work, which uncovered additional conspirators in the Libyan plot to down the airliner: I liked Dornstein’s approach to the investigation, and, to be…