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Legal News
21 Oct 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Prosecutors investigating the Lockerbie bombing are examining evidence that may implicate acquitted Libyan Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah for allegedly working with Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi who was convicted for the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC News backgrounder] over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. Documents obtained … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty

[JURIST] Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi [BBC News profile] died in Libya on Sunday after losing his battle with cancer. His brother reported that Megrahi, 60, died in his home in Tripoli [BBC report] after his health deteriorated rapidly due to his condition. Megrahi was a former Libyan intelligence … [read more]


Legal News
26 Sep 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] Scottish prosecutors asked Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] on Monday for any evidence, witnesses or assistance they can provide in tracking down those involved in the Lockerbie bombing [BBC backgrounder]. The request follows the Scottish Crown's recent defense of its decision to release [JURIST report] convicted Lockerbie … [read more]


Legal News
20 Aug 2011
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] Scottish officials on Saturday defended the decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile] on compassionate grounds after he was diagnosed with cancer, even though he is still alive two years later. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond [official profile] said al Megrahi was released … [read more]


Legal News
24 Feb 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] Former Libyan Justice Minister Mustafa Abel-Jalil on Wednesday alleged that Muammar Gaddafi [BBC report] ordered [Expressen report, in Swedish] the 1988 Lockerbie [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] bombing, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen [website, in Swedish]. During the 40-minute interview, Abel-Jalil, who resigned [AP report] earlier this week in … [read more]


Legal News
7 Feb 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] The UK's top civil servant reported [text, PDF] Monday that the previous administration "[did] all it could" to facilitate a Libyan appeal to allow for the release of convicted Lockerbie [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from a Scottish prison, but that the … [read more]


Legal News
21 Aug 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The Obama administration on Friday urged Libyan authorities to return convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to a Scottish prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton [official website] released a … [read more]


Legal News
10 Aug 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] The opposition Scottish Labour Party [party website] called Tuesday for the publication of all medical evidence related to the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile]. The demand comes one year after al Megrahi was released [JURIST report] from … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] US lawmakers are calling for an investigation [press release] into the role that oil company British Petroleum (BP) [corporate website] may have played in obtaining an early release for convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile]. The lawmakers are asking that … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] British officials met Tuesday with lawyers for victims of Irish Republican Army (IRA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] bombings in the 1980s and 90s to discuss seeking compensation from Libya. The meeting came after Prime Minister Gordon Brown [official website] said Sunday that that British government would support efforts to win compensation … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Scottish Parliament [official website] voted 73-50 Wednesday to condemn last month's decision by Scottish Justice Minister Kennny MacAskill [official profile] to release [JURIST report] to Libya convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile]. The symbolic vote was a defeat for … [read more]


Legal News
24 Aug 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Scottish Justice Minister Kennny MacAskill [official profile] defended [statement] his order to release [JURIST report] to Libya convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile] in front of an emergency session [audio] of the Scottish Parliament Monday. MacAskill faced criticism from several … [read more]


Legal News
21 Aug 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] US officials on Thursday sharply criticized Scotland's decision to release [JURIST report] convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile]. Megrahi was recently diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer was released Thursday to his native Libya on compassionate grounds by Scottish Justice Secretary … [read more]


Legal News
20 Aug 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill [official profile] announced [press release] Thursday that convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile] is being released from prison on compassionate grounds and transferred to his native Libya. Megrahi was recently diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The Scottish High Court of the Judiciary [official website] on Tuesday accepted a request from convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC profile] to withdraw a pending appeal to his 2001 conviction. The court's decision to drop the appeal removes an impediment … [read more]


Legal News
14 Aug 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] Convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC backgrounder] on Friday asked the Scottish High Court of the Judiciary [official website] to allow him to withdraw the second appeal [Reuters report] of his 2001 conviction. Megrahi, recently diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, is … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] A panel of Scotland's High Court of Justiciary [official website] Friday denied bail [decision text] to convicted Pan Am Flight 103 [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi [BBC backgrounder]. The plane was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing all 259 … [read more]


Legal News
7 Mar 2008
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] A Scottish court Friday rejected the latest appeal for disclosure by defense lawyers representing Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi [CNN profile], convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 [BBC backgrounder] over Lockerbie, Scotland. Specifically, they were seeking access to a "missing document" [JURIST report] that allegedly contains … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jan 2008
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] US District Judge Henry Kennedy ruled [PDF text] Tuesday that the Libyan government and six Libyan officials should pay more than $6 billion in damages [plaintiff press release] to families of seven Americans who died in the 1989 bombing of French passenger jet UTA Flight 772 [BBC backgrounder], which … [read more]


Legal News
11 Oct 2007
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Defense lawyers representing Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi [CNN profile], the only person convicted in the 1998 bombing of a Pan Am flight 103 [Wikipedia backgrounder] over Lockerbie, Scotland, Thursday requested access to evidence not previously provided to them that they claim could be used to clear al-Megrahi. Specifically, they … [read more]

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