This House deplores the release of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya

Monday October 12 2009
MOTION PASSED by 53% to 47%

Speakers

Daniel Kawczynski

Speaking for the motion
Daniel Kawczynski

Daniel Kawczynski is a member of the Conservative party and founder and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups in the House of Commons for Libya and Saudi Arabia. He has led numerous delegations to both countries and has frequently expressed his opposition to the release of the Lockerbie bomber. He recently accepted the post of Parliamentary Chairman of the Conservative Arab network and is writing a book entitled 'Seeking Gaddafi'.

 

Mustafa Fetouri

Speaking against the motion
Mustafa Fetouri

Mustafa Fetouri is a political commentator who writes widely in both English and Arabic newspapers and is currently MBA Programme Director at The Academy of Graduate Studies in Tripoli. In 1999 he founded the US-Libya Dialogue Group and organized conferences in the Netherlands and Malta.  Professor Fetouri has also worked as a consultant to governmental and NGO organizations in Libya. He spent almost 23 years in the West before returning to Libya three years ago.

 

Guma El-Gamaty

Speaking for the motion
Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty is a Libyan writer, political commentator and frequent critic of the Libyan regime. He has been living in the UK for more than 30 years and was active with the Libyan opposition movement abroad in the 1980s. He was one of the organizers of a demonstration outside the Libyan Embassy in London on the 17th of April 1984, at which police officer Yvonne Fletcher was killed and 10 others injured.  For the last few years Mr. El-Gumaty has been a researcher at the University of Westminster. His studies have focussed on how Libya's brain drain has affected human and democratic development in the country.

 

Jim Swire

Speaking against the motion
Jim Swire

Jim Swire's daughter Flora was a passenger on board Pan Am Flight 103 which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988, killing 270 people. Since then he has led a high-profile campaign for justice on behalf of the victims' UK relatives and has travelled to Libya to meet Colonel Gaddafi and other government officials. In 1990 he took a fake bomb on board a British Airways plane in order to highlight deficiencies in airline security. He remains convinced that the truth about the bombing has not yet been told.

 

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