Scotland has no plans to demand Megrahi extradition

Scotland said on Monday it had no plans to request the extradition of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

Scotland has no plans to demand Megrahi extradition

Scotland said on Monday it had no plans to request the extradition of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only man ever convicted of the 1988 bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

"We have never had and do not have any intention of asking for the extradition of Mr Megrahi," Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said in an interview with Sky News.

"It's quite clear from the Libyan [National] Transitional Council that following their own laws there was never any intention of agreeing to such extradition."

Megrahi was found guilty of bombing Pan Am flight 103 while en route from London to New York on Dec. 21, 1988. A total of 270 people were killed.

Megrahi was sentenced to life imprisonment in Scotland, but released two years ago and returned to Libya because he was judged to be suffering from advanced terminal prostate cancer.

Reuters

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