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Lockerbie Bomber Gets Released On Compassionate Grounds


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I am sure you guys heard, libyan secret service agent who was convicted on bombing of pan am 103 flight back in 1988 which killed 270 people just released recently from Scotland and sent back to his home country based on compassionate grounds.

I just wanted to find your views on his release and Scotland laws on compassionate grounds?

Here is video of Scotland justice minister announcing his release and the reasons for it:


He is getting quite a welcome in his home country because people believed he was innocent:


Libyan bomber written statement was read out by his lawyer:


Please share your views on this.

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I think we have to remember that this guy was essentially a political prisoner and many believe was a pawn and scapegoat in a wider conspiracy.

Also bear in mind that people convicted of murder in the ridiculously named "troubles" of Ireland have been released from prison under amnesty.

Personally I think the below played a big part in all of the recent decisions.


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For any people following this story (you should be if your UK based!!). The following excerpt is from today's Online Times:

Lockerbie bomber 'set free for oil'

The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.

Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.

The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release.

The correspondence makes it plain that the key decision to include Megrahi in a deal with Libya to allow prisoners to return home was, in fact, taken in London for British national interests.


Goray are going pagal over theyl it seems?

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