Lockerbie Bomber's Health Worsens

Photo courtesy of AJE
Photo courtesy of AJE

It appears Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi's time grows nigh.

The health of the man convicted of bombing Pan Am flight 103 in 1988, who was released on compassionate grounds due to terminal prostate cancer, seems to have taken a turn for the worst.From Al Jazeera:

"He is at a special ward at Tripoli Medical Centre. His condition has deteriorated rapidly since yesterday. He is unable to speak to anyone," his brother Abdenasser al- Megrahi said on Saturday. "His situation is worrying. His temperature is at 39.5 degrees. He has chemotherapy treatment at his hospital ward," Abdenasser said. Doctors attending to the patient confirmed Abdenasser's statement but they declined to give more details. "We are expecting the result of lab exams from Germany to arrive here before a special committee of doctors release a statement on his health circumstances," one of the doctors told Reuters news agency, asking not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media.


As you may recall, Al-Megrahi's release was a controversial one, given that he was convicted of killing 270 people and his release seemed more about the Brits having greater access to Libyan oil reserves. The British of course deny that, saying, "Nah, son. We're just cool like that."

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