Search results for ‘Megrahi’

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  • 20 May 2012

    Reports say that Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing has died of cancer at the age of 60.

  • 20 May 2012

    Channel 4 looks at the timeline of events leading from the Lockerbie bombing to the death of Abdul Basset al-Megrahi

  • 3 Oct 2011

    In what he says are his “last days or weeks” left alive, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, says his role in the attack has been greatly exaggerated.

  • 29 Aug 2011

    The man convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi has reportedly been found in an unconscious state in Tripoli, clinging to life by an oxygen and fluid drip.

  • 13 Jun 2011

    Bribery at the heart of Megrahi's Lockerbie conviction?

    Diaries from the Lockerbie bomb investigation “make a blistering allegation”, blogs Jon Snow, who asks why the apparent “dynamite revelations” from the case have not been uncovered before now.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    Cameron: Megrahi release ‘not a BP decision’

    David Cameron has just told PBS radio in Washington that the Megrahi release was “not a BP decision” but “the decision of British ministers” (by which he means Scottish ministers). He has revisited his initial decision to turn down a late request from four US senators to meet up and discuss the Lockerbie bomber’s release…

  • 20 Jul 2010

    The Lockerbie bomber released by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds had three months to live. Eleven months on, he is still alive – prompting a fierce debate over his early release.

  • 2 Sep 2009

    Gnomic truths from Brown on the Megrahi row

    The most interesting line in Gordon Brown’s statement today was the most gnomic. “Were we right to spell out to ourselves the consequences of both eventualities, whether it was a Scottish decision for his release or for him remaining in prison? Yes – to have failed to have done so… would’ve been failing in our…

  • 1 Sep 2009

    Megrahi – the Ronnie Biggs connection

    Over the summer, the fog of ‘conspiracy’, ‘commercial deals’ and more have clouded around the fundamentals of what we know about the ‘early release’ of the convicted Libyan ‘Lockerbie bomber’. I’ll be surprised if today’s release by Edinburgh and London of the ‘Lockerbie papers’ dispels the clouds significantly.

  • 1 Sep 2009

    It’s been one of those days that feels like a month. I can hardly remember this morning. This afternoon will stay with me though. At 4.30pm I met the Lockerbie bomber. It looked to me as though Abdel Basset al-Megrahi wasn’t long for this world. If he was going to face sentencing “by a higher power,”…

  • 30 Aug 2009

    Channel 4 News has spoken to the Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in his Libyan hospital room and has these exclusive images.

  • 27 Aug 2009

    Does Scottish poll vindicate Brown’s silence on Megrahi?

    The first Scottish opinion poll shows 42% of voters approve of Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill’s decision to let Mr al-Megrahi go home.

  • 26 Aug 2009

    Downing St is told Megrahi will not be Libyan guest of honour

    The Justice Secretary Jack Straw, at a Guardian seminar, has implied that he would not have gone to visit Mr al-Megrahi in prison if the decision had been his. It’s a nudge towards criticism of the Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, going slightly further than other Cabinet ministers have dared to go in public. There…

  • 25 Aug 2009

    Still no comment from Brown on Megrahi decision

    Gordon Brown appears at No 10 with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, but does not budge on Lockerbie bomber release.

  • 24 Aug 2009

    Megrahi release: SNP will not face ‘no confidence’ vote

    The Scottish Parliament looks set to debate the Lockerbie bomber release on Wednesday morning of next week, but the SNP will not face a no confidence vote.