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 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 14, 2008, the US and Libya reached an agreement to settle all pending lawsuits brought by US victims of terrorism against Libya, including 26 lawsuits related to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Under the agreement, a fund was created to compensate ...[read more]
February 24, 2011
by Ann Riley
Former Libyan Justice Minister Mustafa Abel-Jalil on Wednesday alleged that Muammar Gaddafi ordered the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen. During the 40-minute interview, Abel-Jalil, who resigned earlier this week in opposition of the country's violent response to ...[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]
November 14, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On November 11, 1991, prosecutors from the United States and the United Kingdom announced their indictments in the bombing of a passenger airplane over Lockerbie, Scotland. A Scottish court convicted Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, allegedly a former Libyan intelligence official, of the 270 ...[read more]
August 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
George Joff: Despite all the fulmination, protest and anger, the return of Abdelbasset al-Maghrahi to Libya draws a definite line under what has proved to be a very worrisome case — at least for the Scottish justice system. Mr. al-Maghrahi was convicted in a special Scottish cou... ...[read more]
October 10, 2008
by Eric Firkel
US Assistant Secretary of State David Welch said Thursday that Libya has made an initial deposit into a US government account as part of a deal to settle claims involving Libyan-linked terrorism in the 1980s. Under the agreement, Libya will pay $1.5 billion to settle claims for victims of the 1988 ...[read more]

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