Lockerbie - Information relating to decision on Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced on August 20, 2009 his decisions on the applications for prisoner transfer and compassionate release in relation to Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

Mr MacAskill decided to release Mr Al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds due to the fact he had terminal cancer with perhaps three months left to live.

The following documents provide background to this decision:

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