Lockerbie Bomber in Coma, Has Days to Live
December 9, 2010
Libya (ChattahBox World News)—The man convicted of bombing Pan-Am Flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, is close to death, the UK Telegraph reports. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has been in a coma since last week and may have only days to live.
Megrahi was released from a Scottish prison last year on compassionate grounds after it was reported that he had only three months to live, angering family members of many flight 103 victims. Megrahi continued to survive for another 15 months after his release, adding fuel to the outrage about his early release, the Telegraph reports.
Recently published Wikleaks cables show that the British ambassador to Libya had feared that Libya would “cut us off at the knees” if Megrahi had died in prison, leading some to opine that British officials were under vast pressure to release the convicted bomber early, the Telegraph notes.