Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi

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Letters Link Lockerbie Bomber to Oil Deal

Oil deal finalized after bomber's name appeared on prisoner exchange list

(Newser) - When talks over British exploration of Libyan oilfields stalled 2 years ago, Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi became a key bargaining chip, according to the Times of London, citing leaked letters. The letters, from London Justice officials to their Scotland counterparts, initially favored excluding Megrahi from the British-Libya prisoner exchange....

Megrahi Knows 'Truth,' Wants Lockerbie Inquiry

Convicted bomber says he has documents that would exonerate him

(Newser) - Convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has always maintained his innocence and now he wants an inquiry into the 1988 plane explosion that killed 270 people, the London Times reports. Megrahi claims to hold documents that could shed light on the real culprits and says that interest among the victims’...

Gadhafi Son: Why the Fuss Over Bomber's Release?
Gadhafi Son: Why the Fuss Over Bomber's Release?
INTERVIEW

Gadhafi Son: Why the Fuss Over Bomber's Release?

Celebration of Megrahi's return made possible by Brit TV coverage

(Newser) - The release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi had nothing to do with commerce, Moammar Gadhafi's son tells the Scotland Herald. What's more, he blames the celebration of Megrahi's return on the British news media—“Everyone knew from Sky and the BBC that he was going to land...

Lockerbie Bomber Likely to Outlive Claim

(Newser) - The Lockerbie bomber freed from prison to return home to Libya due to terminal illness may live a lot longer than previously expected. Medical reports raise "significant doubt" that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi will die within the next three months as he has claimed, the Telegraph reports. The revelation...

Brown 'Repulsed' by Libya
 Brown 'Repulsed' by Libya 

Brown 'Repulsed' by Libya

(Newser) - Gordon Brown finally broke his silence on the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi today, denying speculation that it had been part of a deal between the UK and Libya. “When I met Colonel Gaddafi over the summer I made it absolutely clear to him that I had...

Bomber Release 'My Decision': Scot Justice Secretary

(Newser) - Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill said today that the release of the Lockerbie bomber "was my decision and my decision alone," reports the Times of London, but that Libya violated an agreement in greeting Abdelbaset al-Megrahi with a hero's welcome. “It is a matter of great regret...

Lockerbie Fury Threatens to Topple Scottish Govt.

(Newser) - The Scottish government is in a fight for its life as anger over the release of the Lockerie bomber continues to mount, reports the Times of London. Opposition parties are preparing to hold a confidence vote in the wake of the freeing of Libyan terrorist Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi. The...

Mullen: Afghan Security 'Serious,' 'Disintegrating'

Arizona sen. says he warned Qaddafi and that Senate feels Kennedy's absence

(Newser) - The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs today acknowledged waning public support for the war in Afghanistan, but cautioned that the threat of extremist takeover is real, reports Politico. The security situation is "pretty bad right now and getting worse," Adm. Mike Mullen told NBC's Meet the Press. With...

Gadhafi Son to Bomber: We Cut Deal With UK for You

Business sec. eyed over ties to younger Gadhafi

(Newser) - Even as Scotland insists its decision to release the Lockerbie bomber was a compassionate one, a conversation between Moammar Gadhafi’s son and the bomber suggests some backroom wheeling and dealing, the Sunday Telegraph reports. A transcript has Saif Gadhafi telling the bomber, “You were on the table in...

FBI Chief Calls Lockerbie Release 'Mockery' of Law

'Your action rewards a terrorist,' Mueller writes to Scottish official

(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...

UK Official: Talk of Shady Lockerbie Deal 'Offensive'

(Newser) - A British official today denied suggestions that the government struck a deal to free the Lockerbie bomber in exchange for a nice price on Libyan oil, reports the Guardian. "It's not only completely wrong to make such a suggestion, it's also quite offensive," said the business secretary. The...

Released Lockerbie Bomber Chats With UK Reporter
Released Lockerbie Bomber Chats With UK Reporter
Interview

Released Lockerbie Bomber Chats With UK Reporter

(Newser) - London Times reporter Martin Fletcher didn’t expect to be admitted when he visited the home of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie bomber who was released and flown home to Tripoli to a hero's welcome. But admitted he was. “You came to our house,” Megrahi explained in...

Lockerbie Bomber: Was He Traded to Libya for Oil?

(Newser) - Opposition parties are turning up the heat on Gordon Brown after Moammar Gadhafi’s son said the fate of the Lockerbie bomber came up often in trade talks between Libya and the UK. Tories say that raises “serious questions” about 10 Downing St.’s role in the release...

Scotland Defies US, Releases Lockerbie Bomber

(Newser) - The only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been released on compassionate grounds and will return to Libya, reports the BBC. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was sentenced to life for the murder of 270 people, but he is suffering from prostate cancer...

Gadhafi Readies Private Jet for Lockerbie Bomber

(Newser) - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has his private jet ready to zip into Glasgow to pick up the Lockerbie bomber, reports the London Times. Scottish officials say they have made a decision about Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi but won't announce it until 1pm local time. Megrahi, who continues to insist on his...

Lockerbie Bomber Deal Sparks Cover-Up Claims

(Newser) - News that the Lockerbie bomber has dropped his appeal amid reports that he's about to be released on compassionate grounds has critics smelling a back-room deal and a cover-up, the Times of London reports. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who has terminal cancer, is expected to be sent back to Libya soon...

Lockerbie Bomber May Be Out Next Week

Has terminal cancer; would return to Libya

(Newser) - The Lockerbie bomber may be released from a Scottish prison and returned to Libya next week, the BBC reports. The move follows talks between Libyan and Scottish officials to arrange a compassionate release for Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who has terminal prostate cancer. He continues to appeal his conviction in the...

Libya Seeks Transfer of Dying Lockerbie Bomber

Scotland has final say over inmate's fate

(Newser) - Libya is pressing the Scottish government to OK a transfer that would allow a terminally ill Lockerbie conspirator to die at home, the BBC reports. The prisoner, who was convicted in 2001 for his role in the 1988 Pan Am bombing, would have to drop an appeal that's currently being...

Alleged Lockerbie Bomber Could Be Released
Alleged Lockerbie Bomber Could Be Released 
ANALYSIS

Alleged Lockerbie Bomber Could Be Released

Britain's refusal to release evidence pushes judges to consider letting al-Megrahi go

(Newser) - A convicted terrorist could be released from a Scottish jail soon just because the British government doesn’t want to reveal sensitive evidence against him, Radar reports. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi has been locked up since 1999 for his alleged involvement in the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland—...

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