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Al-Megrahi’s release sparks row

Al-Megrahi’s release sparks row

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.

Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from London.


Lockerbie case could end in possible release

Lockerbie case could end in possible release

The Scottish High Court is deliberating whether to grant Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, a Libyan man jailed for the 1998 airline bombing over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, an early release on compassionate grounds or transfer him to a Libyan prison.

The Libyan government has appealed to the Court to consider the two options as al-Megrahi is suffering from advanced prostate cancer.

Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports.