Release of Lockerbie bomber divides opinion in America and Britain

The release of the only man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has divided victims’ families in Britain and the US.

22nd August, 2009

The release of the only man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has divided victims’ families in Britain and the US.

Last Thursday, Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacAskill announced that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi was to be released on compassionate grounds.

Hours later, Megrahi, who has terminal prostate cancer and is estimated to have less than three months to live, was greeted by thousands of supporters at Tripoli airport.

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