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Al-Fayed presses for new Diana inquiry

Boss Hog

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Al-Fayed presses for new Diana inquiry

SUE LEEMAN
ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON - There are many reasons to doubt the official verdict that the 1997 Paris car crash that killed Diana and her friend Dodi Fayed was an accident, lawyers representing Fayed's billionaire father Mohamed Al-Fayed said today.

Al-Fayed is appealing a previous decision by Scotland's Lord Advocate, Lord Drummond-Young, who refused his application for an inquiry on grounds the crash happened outside Scottish jurisdiction.

The Egyptian-born owner of Harrods department store in London maintains the crash was plotted by people who disapproved of Diana dating his son.

In his opening remarks Richard Keen, lawyer for Al-Fayed, told the Court of Session in Edinburgh that he would show his client had grounds to believe that his son was murdered and was therefore entitled under the European Convention on Human Rights to an ``effective official investigation."

In 2002, France's highest court dropped manslaughter charges against photographers who were chasing the couple's car when it crashed. A five-year investigation concluded that the driver Henri Paul, who was also killed, had been drinking and was speeding.

But Keen said there were "numerous matters which cast material doubt" on the French findings.

"In the immediate aftermath of the crash, French authorities reported to authorities in the United Kingdom, through Scotland Yard (London's police force), that the circumstances of the crash were regarded as suspicious," he said.

"Before any substantive investigation, the senior police officer responsible for investigating the crash ... determined that it was an accident attributable to the driver of the Mercedes (Henri Paul), who it was then alleged, was drunk and indeed an alcoholic."

This meant that certain issues, including the involvement of other vehicles, were not being explored properly by the investigators, he said.

Reed said the French magistrate who investigated the crash, Herve Stephan, did not have a "general remit" to investigate why or how Dodi and Diana were killed.

Instead the magistrate's investigation centred on "whether or not certain press photographers might have been implicated in an accident or guilty of a failure to assist persons in danger," Keen said.

"Even within the scope of that investigation it must be observed that Judge Stephan's conduct was called into question by the French judicial authorities," he added.

This included Stephan's alleged habit of issuing instructions to police investigators and then countermanding them, Reed said.

The hearing is expected to last for five days.

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PRIMAL

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Scarlett
Dear Mr. Al-Fayed:


GET OVER IT!!!

:mad:
I would like to think that if my kid died and I didn't believe the reasonings behind it I wouldn't just "get over it"

:rolleyes:
 

Scarlett

TRIBE Member
Yea...i'm sad that Princess Di tragically died and all...

But another inquest after all these years even after this horrible accident has probably been investigated.

YOu have a driver that was allegedly been drinking
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Speeding down the streets of Paris
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The paparazzi hounding the car down

It's pretty much the ingredient of an inevitable disaster...it's just tragic that 2 people died...especially when one of them is Princess Diana...i mean it's hard to still believe she's gone...

i just don't think it should be marred by some conspiracy theory...
 

Soundstream

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Scarlett
YOu have a driver that was allegedly been drinking
+
Speeding down the streets of Paris
+
The paparazzi hounding the car down

It's pretty much the ingredient of an inevitable disaster...it's just tragic that 2 people died...especially when one of them is Princess Diana...i mean it's hard to still believe she's gone...
Hence the reason for the inquest. The driver was not drunk. The speed rates were exagerated in the initial reports and skid marks later verified that the driver was going around 100km/h, not 160+ km/h as originally believed. There was never any proof that the paparazzi were involved, only speculation.

I watched a solid 2 hour documentary on this and was shocked at some of the things that occured. For example, it took the ambulance 1 hour to get Diana to the hospital, a journey of only 2 km.

In my opinion, this was a plot to end the life of Diana to get her out of the Royal family once and for all.

Cheers ... Ian :)
 
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voytek

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All that one really needs to realize in this case is that a British princess left the family for a "sandnigger". Henry VIII offed his wives serial-killer styles for much lesser offenses, so it is not beyond a realm of possibility that the royal family took a cue from their ancestor and ended the whole affair with one swift chop of an axe.

It is actualy easier to believe, and indeed makes more sense knowing the british royal sensibilities (i.e. the importance of genealogy, the superiority complex, the post-colonial trauma etc.), than the official findings - especially in the light of the bundled investigation handled by two or three different police agencies.

Al Fayed's got enough money and time on his hands to at least keep raising doubts until someone (possibly wronged by the royals themselves) decides to take up the task of shoveling through the piles of crap left over.
 
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