October 21, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
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 over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 26, 2011, Scottish prosecutors asked Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) for assistance in tracking down those involved in the Lockerbie bombing. The Scottish Justice Secretary had released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in August 2009 due to his ...[read more]
May 20, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi died in Libya on Sunday after losing his battle with cancer. His brother reported that Megrahi, 60, died in his home in Tripoli after his health deteriorated rapidly due to his condition. Megrahi was a former Libyan intelligence officer and the ...[read more]
September 26, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
Scottish prosecutors asked Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) on Monday for any evidence, witnesses or assistance they can provide in tracking down those involved in the Lockerbie bombing. The request follows the Scottish Crown's recent defense of its decision to release convicted ...[read more]
August 20, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
Scottish officials on Saturday defended the decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds after he was diagnosed with cancer, even though he is still alive two years later. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said al Megrahi was released ...[read more]
August 21, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
The Obama administration on Friday urged Libyan authorities to return convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi to a Scottish prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton released a statement explaining the US position on al Megrahi' ...[read more]
August 20, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 20, 2009, Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. Al Megrahi had served over eight years of a life sentence after being convicted of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. He was released on compassionate grounds and transferred to ...[read more]
August 10, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The opposition Scottish Labour Party called Tuesday for the publication of all medical evidence related to the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. The demand comes one year after al Megrahi was released from prison on compassionate grounds because ...[read more]
July 13, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
US lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the role that oil company British Petroleum (BP) may have played in obtaining an early release for convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. The lawmakers are asking that the Senate Judiciary Committee investigate ...[read more]
April 5, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 5, 1999, the government of Libya turned over to British authorities two of its citizens who were accused of blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. The subsequent trial of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah began on May 3, 2000. When the ...[read more]

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