October 21, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Prosecutors investigating the Lockerbie bombing are examining evidence that may implicate acquitted Libyan Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah for allegedly working with Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi who was convicted for the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. ...[read more]
May 20, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi died in Libya on Sunday after losing his battle with cancer. His brother reported that Megrahi, 60, died in his home in Tripoli after his health deteriorated rapidly due to his condition. Megrahi was a former Libyan intelligence officer and the ...[read more]
August 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 14, 2008, the US and Libya reached an agreement to settle all pending lawsuits brought by US victims of terrorism against Libya, including 26 lawsuits related to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Under the agreement, a fund was created to compensate ...[read more]
January 15, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 15, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Libyan government and six Libyan officials to pay more than $6 billion in damages to families of seven Americans who died in the 1989 bombing of French passenger jet UTA Flight 772, which killed all 170 ...[read more]
August 21, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
The Obama administration on Friday urged Libyan authorities to return convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi to a Scottish prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton released a statement explaining the US position on al Megrahi' ...[read more]
August 20, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 20, 2009, Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. Al Megrahi had served over eight years of a life sentence after being convicted of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. He was released on compassionate grounds and transferred to ...[read more]
August 10, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The opposition Scottish Labour Party called Tuesday for the publication of all medical evidence related to the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. The demand comes one year after al Megrahi was released from prison on compassionate grounds because ...[read more]
July 13, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
US lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the role that oil company British Petroleum (BP) may have played in obtaining an early release for convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. The lawmakers are asking that the Senate Judiciary Committee investigate ...[read more]
April 5, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 5, 1999, the government of Libya turned over to British authorities two of its citizens who were accused of blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. The subsequent trial of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah began on May 3, 2000. When the ...[read more]
September 2, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Scottish Parliament voted 73-50 Wednesday to condemn last month's decision by Scottish Justice Minister Kennny MacAskill to release to Libya convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. The symbolic vote was a defeat for the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) but ...[read more]

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