Lockerbie

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Sep 6th, 2012
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Now that Abdullah al-Senussi has been extradited back to Libya, Scottish prosecutors are expected to try and question him about the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103, which killed 270 people. By Duncan Gardham The notorious head of Libyan intelligence at the time of the Lockerbie bombing and the shoot...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Sep 5th, 2012
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Deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s notorious spy chief is in custody in Tripoli after extradition from Mauritania, Libya’s premier said Wednesday, a step toward bringing the man linked to aircraft bombings and atrocities to justice. A plane carrying Abdullah al-Senoussi landed in t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Apr 14th, 2012
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Tripoli – Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie plane bombing, has been hospitalised in Tripoli in critical condition, a source close to his family said on Saturday. “Abdelbaset has been in hospital since yesterday and his condition is critical,” th...
By benim
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Oct 21st, 2011
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Tripoli – During nearly 42 years in power, Muammar Gaddafi ruled with an eccentric brutality. He was so mercurial he turned Libya into an isolated pariah, then an oil power courted by the West, then back again. At home, his whims became law and his visions became a warped dictatorship, until he...
By benim
In Libya
Sep 29th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libya’s new authorities are “ready to co-operate” if they are asked to provide people for questioning over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, the interim justice minister said on Wednesday. “We are ready to co-operate if more people were asked to be investigated in th...
By benim
In Libya
Aug 23rd, 2011
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Albany – New York’s US senators are asking the Libyan transitional government to hold the convicted Lockerbie, Scotland, plane bomber fully accountable for his terrorist actions. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was convicted and imprisoned in Scotland for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The...
By benim
In Libya
Jul 27th, 2011
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The former Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing over Scotland made a rare public appearance on Tuesday at a rally in support of Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan state television showed Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who returned to Libya in 2009 after being freed from a Scottish jail on...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 26th, 2011
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Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has warned that the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could seek revenge on Britain for its involvement in airstrikes. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, the politician said the dictator could stage another Lockerbie-style terrorist attack and admitted h...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Oct 15th, 2010
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Libya, once shunned by much of the international community over the 1988 bombing of a PanAm plane above the Scottish town of Lockerbie, has undergone a dramatic rehabilitation. Tripoli formally took responsibility for the incident in 2003. The move, part of a deal to compensate families of the 270 vi...