US and British politicians want Libyan rebels to extradite Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber released by Scotland in 2009 after doctors gave him three months to live.
The release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasit al-Megrahi, the Libyan agent convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, has rekindled conspiracy theories that he was innocent. Investigators say they can only scratch their heads.
Convicted Lockerbie bomber Megrahi is expected to be fêted by Libya's Qaddafi as he marks one year since his release on compassionate medical grounds from the UK. Questions have risen about a possible BP role in pushing for the release.
Families of Lockerbie bombing victims gather in Washington, knowing that the only man convicted of the crime has been released from prison for health reasons and had almost £2 million in a bank account at the time Pan Am Flight 103 went down.
The governing Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) had asked Parliament to endorse the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Megrahi as "consistent with the principles of Scottish justice," but the lawmakers rejected the bid Tuesday.
Opposition parliamentarians want an inquiry into reports that access to Libyan oil affected the British government's decision to allow convicted Lockerbie bomber to be eligible for release.
Furor over Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's release deepened as a Scottish parliamentarian, who is a doctor, cast doubt on the claim that Megrahi has only three months to live.
A Christian Science perspective.