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Libyan Lazarus Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Is ‘Sick’ Says Victim’s Dad

by | 22nd, September 2010

DR Jim Swire, whose daughter died in the Lockerbie bombing, has been to see Libyan Lazarus Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

On Wednesday 21 December 1988 270 people were murdered aboard Pam Am flight 103 as it flew over Lockerbie. Among the dead was Dr Swire’s daughter Flora.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the murders, was released from Scottish jail on account of his terminal prostate cancer. He had three months to live. One year on he continues to live.

Says Dr Swire:

“And evidence pointing to the origins of the actual bombs in fact help to prove that Megrahi had nothing to do with it.”

That’s all very well. But who is the convicted killer?

“He has to rest most of the time and he is still a very sick man. But I believe he would be a lot worse if he had remained in that Scottish prison cell, without his loving family around him…

“He wants his name cleared but he has very little energy left to fight.

“I don’t honestly know whether he will live to see his name cleared, but I hope he does. He doesn’t want his relatives to be known as ‘the family of the Lockerbie bomber’.”

Really? In another place you might suppose that the Megrahi name opens doors to power and influence. Who was it on August 20, 2009, stepped off a plane into the arms of a cheering throng in Libya.


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