With malice aforethought
23 May 2017 16:41 (South Africa)

Lockerbie bombing saga just won’t lie down

In an issue that refuses to rest, British police are focusing on possible accomplices of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, say Scottish authorities. Libya eventually took responsibility for the bombing, paying out about $1.8 billion in reparations. Al-Megrahi was controversially freed in September after Scottish authorities said he had terminal cancer. The bombing of a Pan Am flight in 1988 killed 270 people, mostly Americans. Al-Megrahi was the only person convicted for the bombing, and his release caused an uproar in Britain and the US over allegations that it was part of a trade deal.

Read more: Reuters, CNN, Herald Scotland

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