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  • Son: Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing is dead (Abdel Baset al-Megrahi)

    05/20/2012 6:08:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/20/12 | LEE KEATH, RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI
    Son: Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing is deadBy LEE KEATH and RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Associated Press – 5 mins ago BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — 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. Scotland released al-Megrahi on Aug. 20, 2009, on compassionate grounds to let him return home to die after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. At the time, doctors predicted he...
  • Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya (May he Rot in Hell)

    05/20/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2012
    TRIPOLI, Libya – The former Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died in Libya, his brother told AFP on Sunday. "He died an hour ago," Abdelhakim al-Megrahi said, putting the time of death at shortly after 1:00pm local time. The UK Foreign Office could not confirm the report Sunday, however it said it was "seeking further information." Megrahi, 60, was convicted in a Scottish court in 2001 for his role in the December 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Most of those killed in the bombing of the Boeing 747...
  • US 'preferred' compassionate release of Lockerbie bomber, says Alex Salmond

    07/25/2010 4:17:54 PM PDT · by medscribe · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 7/25/2010 | Staff
    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said today that while America ''didn't want'' Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to be released, they would rather see him freed on account of his terminal cancer, than under the prisoner transfer agreement between the UK and Libya
  • Birthday party for Lockerbie bomber ... five months after doctors said he would be dead

    04/01/2010 8:01:27 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 15 replies · 480+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    The freed Lockerbie bomber will today celebrate his birthday in a Libyan mansion - almost eight months after the 'dying' man was released from prison. Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi is said to have made a 'remarkable recovery' after being allowed to return home from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds last year. The prostate cancer sufferer will 'quietly mark' his 58th birthday in Tripoli with family, friends and Libyan government officials who will be 'enjoying a dignified celebration and thanking God for his survival'.
  • Scarborough: Obama Admin Must Have Signed Off On Lockerbie Terrorist Release

    08/31/2009 6:12:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies · 4,027+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Joe Scarborough is right, this could be a game-changing blow to Barack Obama . . . On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough left no doubt that he believes the Obama administration acquiesed to the release by the British government of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, the convicted Lockberbie murderer and terrorist. View video here.
  • Gaddafi plans party with Abdelbaset al-Megrahi as his trophy

    08/22/2009 7:37:24 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 822+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jamie Doward
    Prince Andrew is set to pull out of Libya visit for the anniversary of military coup, as claims grow louder that Westminster 'cut a business deal' with Tripoli over the release from a life prison sentence for the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds. If Gordon Brown is hoping that the furore over Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's release will die down now that the only man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 is back in Libya, he will be disappointed. According to reports in the Arabic press, Megrahi will be at the centre of next month's celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary...