Lockerbie Bomber May Be Released

Lockerbie bomber may be released

A Scottish court is expected to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi on compassionate grounds, senior State Department officials tell CNN.

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    07/4/2017 - 2:41 pm | View Link
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  • Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
    On 31 January 2001, Megrahi was convicted, by a panel of three Scottish judges sitting in a special court at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands, of 270 counts of murder for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on 21 December 1988 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
    04/7/2018 - 6:15 pm | View Link
  • Lockerbie plane bombing | UK news | The Guardian
    Jim Swire and Rosemary Wolfe, who lost family members in the Lockerbie bombing, give their reactions after Scottish prosecutors called on the police to interview two Libyans who may be implicated in the 1988 bombing
    04/6/2018 - 9:30 pm | View Link
  • Pan Am Flight 103
    Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi was the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
    04/6/2018 - 1:02 pm | View Link
  • Pan Am Flight 103
    Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit via London and New York. On 21 December 1988, N739PA, the aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of the route, was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew, in what became known as the Lockerbie bombing.
    04/5/2018 - 11:01 am | View Link
  • Son of Lockerbie bomber launches appeal against conviction ...
    The Lockerbie bombing took place on December 21, 1988, when Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the sky. The New York-bound Boeing 747, named Maid of the Seas, was passing five miles above the Scottish town when the explosion tore it apart.
    07/4/2017 - 6:55 am | View Link
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