FBI Chief Calls Lockerbie Release 'Mockery' of Law

'Your action rewards a terrorist,' Mueller writes to Scottish official
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2009 3:30 PM CDT
FBI Director Robert Mueller harshly criticized the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber in a letter to Scotland's Justice Secretary.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – FBI chief Robert Mueller condemned the release of the Lockerbie bomber as “a mockery of the rule of law,” CNN reports. “Your action rewards a terrorist,” Mueller wrote to the Scottish official who released Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds. “Where, I ask, is the justice?” wrote Mueller, who helped prosecute Megrahi in 1991. He returned to a hero’s welcome in Libya, where officials said his release proves he was simply a “political hostage.”