Wikileaks Public date: 10.08.2017 19:48:51

Publisher: The Guardian

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8 Dec 2010

Lockerbie bomber the view from Scotland

When Abdelbaset al-Megrahi boarded the Libyan jet as a free man in August 2009, Scottish ministers said his release was proof of their country's humanity. Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish justice secretary, said the former Libyan intelligence officer had barely three months to live, terminally ill from inoperable prostate cancer, according to the Scottish prison service's medical experts. Condemnation from the US was vigorous. Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state said it was "absolutely wrong", while relatives of US victims of the Lockerbie bombing denounced it as "vile".
When Abdelbaset al-Megrahi boarded the Libyan jet as a free man in August 2009, Scottish ministers said his release was...

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