vendredi 21 août 2009

Libya: Al-Megrahi received a hero to the great displeasure of Washington21/08 07:28

The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing in Scotland, was welcomed last night by hundreds of people at the airport in Tripoli.

A few hours earlier, the Scottish Minister of Justice announced qu'Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was released for medical reasons. He is terminally ill with cancer.

The U.S. President had called on his side he is not welcomed in Libya and is under house arrest upon arrival in his country.

Most of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing were American and anger in the United States. Part of relatives felt it was a mistake to release Al-Megrahi. It is the opinion of the opposition leader David Cameron UK. "This man was convicted of killing 270 people. He showed no compassion for them. They could not return home to die with their relatives. "

Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi was sentenced in 2001 to life in prison with a sentence of 27 years of safety. In 2003, Libya has offered $ 2.7 billion compensation to the families of victims.

They have lost a loved one in December 1988 over Lockerbie in Scotland, when a Boeing of the U.S. company Panam exploded over Lockerbie.

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