Safe Mode: On
Don't celebrate Lockerbie bomber's release, Libya urged

The UK government has urged Libya not to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Scottish ministers released Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi, who has cancer, citing medical advice that three months was a "reasonable" life expectancy estimate.

He got a hero's welcome in Tripoli and the Foreign Office said similar scenes would be deeply insensitive to families of the 270 people killed in 1988.

The Scottish government said the decision was taken in good faith.

Meanwhile, two US senators are preparing to release what they say is evidence of commercial pressure behind the release of Megrahi.

Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) said they would publish the details at a news conference which will also be attended by relatives of those who died in the 1988 bombing.

The decision by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to re

-

Added: Aug-20-2010 Occurred On: Aug-20-2010
By: gregory_peckory
In:
News
Tags: libya, lockerbie, Scotland, Pan Am flight 103, war on terror, BBC
Views: 8143 | Comments: 24 | Votes: 0 | Favorites: 0 | Shared: 0 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 1
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first | Highest score first
Liveleak opposes racial slurs - if you do spot comments that fall into this category, please report them for us to review.
  • i gotta say, it wasnt our finest hour, sent him back on grounds of compassion, cos he was dieing acording to who? he hasnt fucking died has he, did he afford any compassion to the people that died that day did he fuck has he lost a minutes sleep over the actions of that day no. thats a fucking apeeasing labour government for you tho, libya wanted him back i think bp wanted oil contracts so the people got lied to big oil made big dollar and this fucker wnet back to a heroes welcome as a destroyer More..

    Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

    (3) | Report

  • LOL.... freeing that prick was a huge FAIL...wtf were
    they thinking.... the world powers are upsidedown..

    Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

    (2) | Report

  • why wouldn't they celebrate it? It's a huge victory for them over the mediocrities running the UK and the western world in general.

    a 9mm round is about $0.20. think of the savings that were lost.

    Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

    (2) | Report

  • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • Off course LAB, and worse of all they are rubbing it on our noses, especially on those of the victims families. And our goverments are led by fucking pussies, God only if Ronald Reagan was alive to send some F-111s and bomb them. I would like to see Gaddafi's smile disapear.

      Posted Aug-20-2010 By 

      (4) | Report

    • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • stop lying!!!! they released him not because of cancer, is because libya payed over $billion dolars for the victims family.

    Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

    (0) | Report

    • That too . This guy supposedly killed 11 Scots , yet not a hand was lifted against him in a Scottish jail . When you're innocent in jail , everybody knows it .

      Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

      (2) | Report

    • funny that!

      Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

      (2) | Report

    • Wanna ma bhoays wiz dubbed up wi him in Greenock . Wurd wiz , nae cunt touch him , even the screws aw knew an never gave him a hard time . He'd another appeal comin up and part of the release conditions was that he drop the appeal , which he didnae want to do , but ye dont cut yer bugle tae spite the face , so it wiz drapped .
      Loatsa shite that never came oot at the trial or first appeal was getting a hearing at this one . If anybody really wants to know , check out Jim Swire , his daughter die More..

      Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

      (3) | Report

    • the whole thing wiz dirty mate. right fae the start.they did nae want the appeal, and as you said if he wiz guilty he wid huv bin fukn murdered in the jail, fuk you can get some cunt done in fur a hawf oz of golden virginia!!.and naw mate a did nae get ur pm, av sent yae a few tae,a get message a canny fukn open either,a dont think yer getting ma pms either.av got a few problems wae this site regarding sent and received message's!.

      Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

      (2) | Report

    • Wit ye fuckin' lookin' at, pal!?

      Anyways, We should have had this cunt shot. Released on compassionate grounds ma BAWS!

      Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

      (2) | Report

  • Don't worry, I wont. Hopefully he dies slowly in agonizing pain.

    Posted Aug-21-2010 By 

    (-1) | Report