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Latest Baset Al-Megrahi Items
The British government traded a notorious terrorist for money five years ago, and newly released diplomatic emails confirm what everyone knew then.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, died Sunday, nearly three years after he was released from a Scottish prison to the outrage of the relatives of the attack's 270 victims. He was 60.
A Scottish newspaper on Sunday published previously undisclosed files on the 1988 Pan Am bombing that killed hundreds over Lockerbie, Scotland, arguing that it is in the public interest to ignore data protection laws that have kept the documents from the public.
The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing is close to death and slipping in and out of consciousness, his family said Monday, a week after the regime that protected him was ousted from power.
The Libyan man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing attended a pro-Gadhafi rally, and Libyan state TV images showing the bomber in a wheelchair in a crowd in Tripoli revived criticism in Britain on Wednesday of the decision to grant him early release on medical grounds.
The Swedish tabloid Expressen on Wednesday said Libya's ex-justice minister claims that Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people in 1988.
A State Department official said Wednesday that a review of government records found no evidence that oil giant BP sought to secure the early release of the Lockerbie bomber from a Scottish prison.
Britain's government says it has warned Libya that any celebration of Friday's anniversary of the release from jail of the Lockerbie bomber would be deeply offensive to the families of the mainly U.S. victims of the attack.
The regrets of a cancer expert who assessed the only man ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing have intensified the anger felt by victims' relatives over Scotland's decision to release the Libyan on compassionate grounds.