Lockerbie bomber-turns-free man dies in Libya

The only person convicted for the Lockerbie airline bombing that killed 270 died a free man on Sunday, May 21, and buried on Monday, May 21. Libyan government and family members said Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, 60, who was convicted of murder for blowing up the Pan Am flight 103 over Scotland suffered from prostate cancer and died at a Tripoli hospital 2.5 years after he was freed from a life sentence on “compassionate grounds.” Relatives of those killed in the bombing expressed relief and, in some cases, anger. There are calls to conduct a new round of inquiries since as”unanswered questions’ remain.

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