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UK says Libya 'will aid' Lockerbie inquiry

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UK says Libya 'will aid' Lockerbie inquiry


Britain’s Foreign Office says Libya’s new authorities have reassured them they will co-operate with the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people in 1988.

Scottish prosecutors have formally asked the National Transitional Council for evidence about more suspects.

Comments from Libya’s interim justice minister had been interpreted as implying they would not help.

Referring to the only man convicted so far, Mohammed al-Alagi said “For me, as a minister of justice, I consider this case closed. It is finished, actually. We cannot put the same person on trial for the same charge twice. This is a basic principle of justice.”

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was released from a life sentence in Scotland and sent back to Libya two years ago on compassionate grounds. He had cancer and was thought to have only months to live.

The hero’s welcome he received angered families of Lockerbie victims in Britain and America.

After he was found this August, alive but very ill, Libyan rebel forces said he would not be extradited back to the UK or to the US.

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