Abdel Baset Mohamed al-Megrahi, the Libyan intelligence officer convicted of participating in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, was released from prison by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill yesterday so that al-Megrahi could return home to Libya. He has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and is not expected to live more than a few months, according to widespread press reports. The action, which had been expected, drew a strong rebuke from ...

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