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Anthony Amore: Death Comes Too Late

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan intelligence agent who was found guilty in 2001 of orchestrating the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988, is finally dead.

The death of the Lockerbie bomber: Did he get off too easy?

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted for the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing, died of prostate cancer on Sunday, three years after Scottish authorities released him on "compassionate" grounds because doctors said he had just three months to live. Show More Summary

The Morning Wrap

Lockerbie Bomber: The only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, has died at 60, The New York Times reports. Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi had been living in Libya since 2009, when Scotlan...

AFP rewrites the Lockerbie case

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi died on 20 May 2012 of cancer at the age of 60. He was the only person convicted of the bombing of PanAm flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie on 21 December 1988, killing 270 people. Taking advantage of the...Show More Summary

Terrorism of a Bygone Era

Paul R. Pillar The death of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi in Libya means the departure of a living link to an era of terrorism that was much different from what we see today. The 1980s was the peak of modern state-fomented international terrorism. Show More Summary

Lockerbie Bomber Dead at 60

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, a Libyan secret service officer who was convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people, died on Sunday, according to the Washington Post. In 2009, al-Megrahi's...Show More Summary

White House: Megrahi death closes ‘unfortunate chapter’

The White House said Sunday that the death of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi closed "an unfortunate chapter" that opened when Scotland freed the former Libyan intelligence officer on humanitarian grounds in 2009. Show More Summary

Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer and the only person ever convicted in the 2001 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, died today in his home in Tripoli. He succumbed to the prostate cancer that led Scottish authorities to release him on humanitarian grounds back ... More »

Lockerbie Bomber Al-Megrahi Dies

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, has died in Libya, almost three years after his release from prison. He was 60. Al-Megrahi was convicted of setting a bomb that exploded on Pan Am Flight 103 as it flew at 31,000 feet, killing all 259 aboard and another 11 on the ground.

Lockerbie bomber Megrahi has died in Libya: brother

3 years agoNews : The Newsroom

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people has died, his brother said on Sunday. He was 59. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi died at home after a long battle with cancer. Show More Summary

Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Dies in Libya (Video)

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, is dead. He was 59. Megrahi was released from jail by Scottish officials on “compassionate grounds” in 2009. Reuters reported: The former … Continue reading ?

Lockerbie bomber dead

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people has died, his brother has said. His health had deteriorated quickly, his brother Abdulhakim told Reuters on Sunday. Diagnosed with cancer, he was released from jail by Scottish authorities on “compassionate grounds” in 2009. He died at [...]

Reports: Lockerbie bomber dies in Libya

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in 1988, has died in Libya, according to media reports. He died at home after a battle with cancer, his brother told Reuters news agency. Al-Megrahi was freed from a prison in Scotland in 2009 after serving [...]

Lockerbie Bomber Totally Going To Die Any Minute Now, Family Promises

Convicted Pan Am 103 bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was released from prison in Scotland on "compassionate" grounds in 2009, ostensibly because he was expected to die from prostate cancer within three months. (The real reason, according to a U.S. Show More Summary

Newly Released Report Casts Doubt On One Lockerbie Bomber Witness

The Sunday Herald in Scotland has defied Scottish legal authorities and published previously undisclosed files on the 1988 Pan Am bombing, which killed 246 people in Lockerbie, Scotland. Back in 2009, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only...Show More Summary

On politics and the rule of law

Am I the only person who sees a parallel between the furor over the Scottish decision to release convicted Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Basset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, and the heated debate over whether to investigate possible criminal...Show More Summary

Lockerbie Bomber: I'm Really About To Die This Time. No, Seriously! Also, I'm Innocent

Back in 2009, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland was released from prison on "compassionate" grounds, ostensibly because he was expected to die from prostate cancer within three months. Show More Summary

Lockerbie Bomber: "I Only Have A Few Days, Weeks, Or Months"

Convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, couldn't bother to speak with a CNN reporter at his Libyan home in August. Since his release by Scottish authorities for "compassionate" reasons 2009, he's been bedridden by prostate cancer. Show More Summary

Lockerbie Bomber Promises He’s Going to Die Soon-ish

"The West exaggerated my name. Please leave me alone. I only have a few more days, weeks or months." ? Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of taking part in the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people in 1988. [Reuters] Read more posts by Dan Amira

Lockerbie Bomber: My Role in Bombing 'Exaggerated'

From a bed at his Tripoli home, a frail-looking Abdel Basset al-Megrahi insisted to Reuters that his role in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing was smaller than people think. "The West exaggerated my name. Please leave me alone. I only have a few more days, weeks, or months" to live, said...

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