Lockerbie Bomber is Dead (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 05/20/12)
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The terrorist convicted for the deaths of 270 airline passengers over
Lockerbie, Scotland, has died at home in Tripoli, Libya, with his
family by his side.
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, 59, was sentenced to life in prison by a court
in The Hague in 2001.
A Libyan intelligence officer, Megrahi consistently denied any
responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988.
It was the deadliest terror attack ever to be committed in the air,
with the exception of the September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda attack on the
United States of America.
But the terrorist was freed on parole by the Scottish government in
2009 in an appeal based on compassionate grounds because he was
diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Upon his return to his native Libya, he received a hero´s welcome, to
the fury and disgust of the U.S. government and the families of his
The United States and Britain both asked the Libyan rebels who took
over the reins in Libya that al-Megrahi be extradited so that justice
could be done but were told that Libya would not extradite any
citizen to a Western nation. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/20/12)
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