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Libyan Convicted In Lockerbie Bombing Dies From Cancer

May 20, 2012


The Death Of The Lockerbie Bomber: Libyan Intelligence Agent Al-Megrahi Finally Dies THREE YEARS After Release From Scottish Prison — Daily Mail

* Libyan intelligence agent, 59, passes away at palatial Tripoli home with family
* Convicted of killing 270 people in 1988 bombings of Pan Am Flight 103
* Was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer while serving life sentence
* Released from prison in August 2009 on basis he had three months to live
* He received a hero’s welcome on return to his native country upon release
* Move provoked outrage as many felt it was done to win favour with Libya

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi died at home today three years after he was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.

The 59-year-old had developed prostate cancer while serving his sentence for the 1988 atrocity which killed 270 people.

His release came after doctors told him he had just three months to live.


More News On The Death Of The Lockerbie Bomber

Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing dies at 60 — AP
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi has died in Libya: brother — Reuters
Son: Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing is dead — AP
Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi reported dead in Libya — The Telegraph
Lockerbie bomber dies more than two years after release — CNN
Libyan Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies — AFP
Lockerbie victims’ families: Relief, anger — CNN
Lockerbie victims’ relatives: Megrahi death is three years too late — The Guardian
Spokesman for UK relatives of those killed in Lockerbie bombing says regrets death of bomber — Washington Post/AP
Lockerbie bomber: Alex Salmond says remember the victims — BBC
Lockerbie bomber: Hero for some, murderer for many — AFP
Lockerbie bomber: new drugs helped Abdelbaset Ali al Megrahi live longer — The Telegraph
Abdelbasset al-Megrahi dies: a look back at the man behind the Lockerbie bombing — The Telegraph
Abdelbaset Ali al Megrahi Obituary — The Telegraph
Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi: Lockerbie timeline — The Telegraph