Compassion for a killer – why Scotland released the Lockerbie bomber

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The release of the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds has sparked outrage around the world. So why show compassion to a killer? Abdelbaset ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was convicted of bombing Pan AM flight 103 in 2001. The attack claimed the lives of 270 people over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. Al-Megrahi is now dying of prostate cancer and has returned home to Libya to live out the last three months of his life.

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