Thread: Lockerbie bomber dies
May 20th, 2012, 11:06 AM #1
Lockerbie bomber dies
Died this morning three years after being released from a Scottish prison.
BBC;Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies in Tripoli
20 May 2012 Last updated at 10:21 ET
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing above Scotland which killed 270 people, has died at his home in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Megrahi, 60, was convicted by a special court in the Netherlands in 2001.
He was released from prison in Scotland in 2009 on compassionate grounds. He was suffering from cancer and was said to have only months to live.
When he arrived back in Tripoli, he received a hero's welcome.
His release sparked the fury of many of the relatives of the victims of the Lockerbie disaster. The US - whose citizens accounted for 189 of the dead - also criticised the move.
But others believed he was not guilty of the bombing.
Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died at Lockerbie, called Megrahi's death a "very sad event".
"Right up to the end he was determined, for his family's sake... [that] the verdict against him should be overturned," said Dr Swire, who is a member of the Justice for Megrahi group.
"And also he wanted that for the sake of those relatives who had come to the conclusion after studying the evidence that he wasn't guilty, and I think that's going to happen."
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May 21st, 2012, 10:46 AM #2
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May 21st, 2012, 11:24 AM #3Megrahi's brother Mohammed told Reuters he had died at his home in the Libyan capital from complications from prostate cancer and the funeral would take place on Monday.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
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