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Lockerbie bomber buried in Libya

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 21 May 2012
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May 21, 2012

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan former intelligence officer who was the only person convicted in connection with the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been buried in a quiet ceremony in a suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Megrahi died at home on May 20 after a long battle with cancer.

Megrahi, 60, was convicted by a special court in the Netherlands in 2001.

He denied any role in the bombing, which killed 270 people and remains the deadliest terrorist attack on British territory.

He was released from prison in Scotland in 2009 on compassionate grounds.

Megrahi was suffering from cancer and was said to have only months to live.

UK British Prime Minister David Cameron said on May 20 that Megrahi should never have been freed.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP

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