And if the Camp Zeist
verdict is overturned, the political ramifications may be immense.
In a statement read to judges at Al Megrahi's appeal hearing at Camp Zeist
, Holland, Mr Manly told lawyers acting for his defence team that he discovered the break-in, at a padlocked rubber door known as CP2, at 12.30am on December 21.
Mr Gauci's testimony was vital in securing the conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, who was jailed for life last year after a trial at Camp Zeist
Al Megrahi is currently serving a life sentence at Camp Zeist
after being found guilty of mass murder last January at the end of a marathon trial at a speciallyconvened Scottish court.
Final submissions will begin at the Camp Zeist
court in Holland tomorrow, and the judges are expected to deliver their verdict within weeks.
said it would continue its efforts to have the Lockerbie bombing trial televised in spite of a ruling denying permission to film inside the courtroom at Camp Zeist
in the Netherlands.
With him was a second suspect, Al-Amin Khalifa Fhimah, who was cleared in 2001 after the trial at Camp Zeist
Al-Megrahi was convicted by a special court at Camp Zeist
in the Netherlands of 270 counts of murder for the bombing and was sentenced to life imprisonment in January 2001.
Megrahi is currently serving 27 years for the Lockerbie bombing, following his conviction at the High Court sitting at Camp Zeist
in the Netherlands in 2001.
Former Libyan security agent Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was jailed for life after being found guilty of the atrocity at a Scottish court in Camp Zeist
, theNetherlands, in 2001.
During his trial and appeal at Camp Zeist
in Holland, Megrahi had access to an interpreter round-the-clock.
Yesterday William Taylor QC, representing Al Megrahi, told an appeal hearing at the specially convened Scottish Court in Camp Zeist
, Holland, that the conviction should be overturned.