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Libya: Lockerbie bomber – Abdelbaset al-Megrahi found ‘close to death’ in Tripoli – Telegraph

August 28, 2011

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Libya: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi found ‘close to death’ in Tripoli

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, was tracked down in Tripoli last night, scotching rumours that he had been spirited out of the Libyan capital.

CNN are reporting Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi is comatose and near death Photo: CNN

By Jon Swaine, New York10:40PM BST 28 Aug 2011

Reporters discovered Megrahi lying comatose and surviving on an intravenous drip in a room in his family’s palatial villa.

Relatives said that he was close to death and insisted that they were being given no help from Gaddafi regime amid the fall of the capital.

His son, Khaled Elmegarhi, told CNN: “We just give him oxygen. Nobody gives us any advice. There is no doctor. There is nobody to ask. We don’t have any phone line to call anybody.”

Megrahi was freed from a prison in Scotland in 2009 on compassionate grounds. He had served eight years of a life sentence for blowing up the Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in December 1988.

Leaders of the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) said over the weekend that they would not extradite Megrahi back to Britain if asked.

via Libya: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi found ‘close to death’ in Tripoli – Telegraph.


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