Libyan Defector: Gadhafi Ordered Lockerbie Bombing

Ex-Justice minister says he has proof to back up claim
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2011 12:03 PM CST
Libyan Defector: Gadhafi Ordered Lockerbie Bombing
Seif al-Islam el- Gadhafi, son of Moammar Gadhafi, welcomes home Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, Aug. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Libya’s ex-justice minister says that Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing—and that he can prove it. “I have proof that Gadhafi gave the order,” Mustafa Abdel-Jalil told a Swedish tabloid, according to the AP. “To hide it, he (Gadhafi) did everything in his power to get al-Megrahi back from Scotland.”

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Gadhafi’s son himself has confirmed that the country did everything it could to spring alleged bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. Gadhafi has admitted that Libya was responsible for the attack, and paid compensation to the victims, but he has never admitted to actually ordering the bombing. (Read more Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi stories.)

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