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December 16, 2009

Four Months After Being Released Because He Only Had Three Months To Live Lockerbie Bomber Skips Out On Monitoring

Why they are even bothering with this idea of checking in with him anyway is beyond me.

The Times raised the alarm on Tuesday after visiting al-Megrahi’s home and hospital in Tripoli and being told he was at neither. Jonathan Hinds, East Renfrewshire’s criminal justice manager, then telephoned him but was told he was too ill to speak.

Yesterday morning Mr Hinds called again, and this time he was allowed to talk to al-Megrahi, but that does not prove the former Libyan intelligence officer was at home on Tuesday.

Mr Hinds calls al-Megrahi every second week. Tuesday’s call was the first time he had called unexpectedly, and the first time he had been unable to speak to him. Al-Megrahi knew Mr Hinds was going to call back yesterday.

Sceptics also asked how al-Megrahi was well enough to take yesterday’s call when he had been too sick to do so less than 24 hours earlier. Some politicians and victims’ relatives doubt al-Megrahi was as sick as Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Minister, claimed when he released him.

In somewhat related news, the 270 people this animal killed are still dead.

As was noted at the time, this release was not about illness or compassion, it was about oil deals. I'm not sure how that's possible given neither the US nor George Bush was involved but there you have it.


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