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Lockerbie bomber’s health “greatly improved”

Seven months after he was released from British prison with supposedly only three months to live, convicted Pan-Am bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi is apparently doing just fine:  The health of the freed Lockerbie bomber has ‘greatly improved’ now he is home in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi’s son boasted yesterday. He said Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi ...

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Seven months after he was released from British prison with supposedly only three months to live, convicted Pan-Am bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi is apparently doing just fine

The health of the freed Lockerbie bomber has 'greatly improved' now he is home in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's son boasted yesterday.

He said Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi was doing much better since being released seven months ago by the Scots on compassionate grounds because he had 'only three months to live'.

Seven months after he was released from British prison with supposedly only three months to live, convicted Pan-Am bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi is apparently doing just fine

The health of the freed Lockerbie bomber has ‘greatly improved’ now he is home in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi’s son boasted yesterday.

He said Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi was doing much better since being released seven months ago by the Scots on compassionate grounds because he had ‘only three months to live’.

In words which will confirm the suspicions of Lockerbie victims’ families, Saif Gaddafi – widely tipped to succeed his father as Libyan leader – also finally admitted that the convicted killer’s release had dominated trade talks with Britain.

This would have included discussions about lucrative oil deals, despite the fact that Megrahi was officially released purely on compassionate grounds. Five months after the release, Libya announced plans to invest £5billion in the UK.  […]

London-educated Saif Gaddafi told the respected Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat that Megrahi ‘was sick and was released for humanitarian reasons, and was soon in better health and in a good condition. His future is now in God’s hands’.

More bad news for Gordon Brown. 

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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