The diplomatic feud over the homecoming of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted in the Lockerbie bomber, is deepening after the 57-year-old was given a warm reception by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Huge crowds in Libya have welcomed Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bombing convict freed from a Scottish prison. The US, whose nationals accounted for the majority of the 270 that perished in the bombing, has called the decision to free al-Megrahi a “mistake”.
Al Megrahi is the only man to be convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988, which blew up blew up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. He is now dying of cancer, but for many of his victims’ families, his release on compassionate grounds is a travesty of justice.