Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of 270 counts of murder by a special court in the Netherlands in 1988 in connection with the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scottland, is celebrating his birthday in style.
That’s the question Scottish authorities are asking after a quick review revealed justice secretary Kenny MacAskill – who ordered the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi – only had one physician tell him the bomber had three months to live.
This is swell. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was handed over to a Scottish court seated in the Netherlands in 1999 after he was indited in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988 which killed all 259 passengers and another 11 on the ground. He was convicted, got cancer and released this week back to Libya. Libya’s dictator through him a party.