Lockerbie Bomber Released From Prison on Compassionate Grounds

August 20, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Terminally ill, Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahiwas who has only served some eight years of a life sentence, was released from prison in Scotland today to return to Libya to spend his dying days with his family.  Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced his release on compassionate grounds in a press conference. 

“Our belief dictates that justice be served but mercy be shown,” MacAskill said.

Al-Megrahi, 57, has an “aggressive” form of prostate cancer which is no longer responding to treatment.  The Libyan who was convicted of killing 270 people in 2001, in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988.  The plane was carrying mostly American passengers to New York, when it blew up as it flew over Scotland, crashing into the town of Lockerbie with all 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground killed.


Comments

4 Responses to “Lockerbie Bomber Released From Prison on Compassionate Grounds”

  1. henryyoung on August 20th, 2009 3:29 pm

    What, all we all of a sudden giving out FREE Lunches? Since when??? Under what premise? Did this guy learn his lesson? Who knows, right? Well I guess we’ll have to find out the hard way, maybe???

  2. olivia on August 20th, 2009 4:11 pm

    Henry – Well, to be fair, he is dying. So I am not sure he is going to be planning out and executing any mass terrorist plots.

  3. Real Estate NYC on August 20th, 2009 9:23 pm

    Great Article!!! I was very happy to ready it all. thanks for the info.

  4. Lisa Stone on August 22nd, 2009 12:32 am

    Even though he is dying,he should not be trusted and he should still be monitored.

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