In the investigation of the plane-bombing of Lockerbie in 1988, leads a new track to Germany.

The “image”newspaper reported, the Scottish prosecutors looked into the question of whether the Stasi agents were possibly part of the terrorist conspiracy of the former Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, who is said to have arranged the assassination attempt.

According to a spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt (Oder) received between the 28. June 2018, and the 13. March five “European investigation orders”. In the process, were interrogated according to the Prosecutor’s office so far, no Suspects. “It is solely for the hearing of witnesses,” said the spokeswoman. The respondents are former employees of the state security of the GDR.

As the Jumbo Jet of the American airline Pan Am on 21. December 1988 on the village of Lockerbie crashed, killed 270 people, including eleven residents of the village. So far there has been only one conviction in the case, the Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Bassit al-Megrahi. He died in 2012 of cancer. Gaddafi was killed in 2011 by insurgents.

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