The book

For the first time the man known as ‘the Lockerbie bomber’ tells his story. This long-awaited book argues that, far from being an unrepentant terrorist, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the innocent victim of dirty politics, a flawed investigation and judicial folly. Based on exclusive interviews with Megrahi himself, and conclusive new evidence, it destroys the prosecution case and puts the Scottish criminal justice system in the dock. Megrahi: You Are My Jury makes a compelling argument that we have to look elsewhere for the murderers of the 270 Lockerbie victims and that Libya was wrongfully accused and punished. Megrahi was denied an appeal in a court of justice by ill-health and his return to Libya. Now he and John Ashton present all the Lockerbie evidence and ask you to be the jury.

The author

John Ashton is a writer, researcher and TV producer. He has studied the Lockerbie case for 22 years and from 2006 to 2009 was a researcher with Megrahi’s legal team. He is the co-author of What Everyone in Britain Should Know about Crime and Punishment (with David Wilson), Blackstone Press 1998, What Everyone in Britain Should Know about the Police (with David Wilson and Douglas Sharp), Blackstone Press 2001, and Cover-up of Convenience: The hidden scandal of Lockerbie (with Ian Ferguson), Mainstream 2001.