Prosecution of Lockerbie crime: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

If the Scottish Government intends to pursue the prosecution of individuals connected to the Iranian Government for their alleged involvement in the Lockerbie bombing of 1988.


The answer to your question is no. This is because the Scottish Government is not responsible for the prosecution of alleged criminal offences in Scotland and as such, does not make decisions relating to the prosecution of individuals alleged to have committed criminal offences. This is a matter for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) who are operationally independent of the Scottish Ministers. Information on how to make an FOI request to COPFS can be found at

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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