Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Released from Prison

The only person convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland has been released from a Scottish prison after serving only 8 years. 

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, who was allowed to drop his appeal earlier this week, was granted a "compassionate" release because he has terminal pancreatic cancer. He will return to his home country of Libya today (8/20).

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By Planet Data

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