Propped up in a hospital-style bed, surrounded by his family, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi has been speaking from his home in Tripoli.
According to Megrahi his role in the attack which killed 270 people has been exaggerated and that the truth about what really happened would emerge soon. He also denied any role in human rights abuses committed by Gaddafi’s fallen regime.
Megrahi is the only man to have been convicted of the bombing. Said to be suffering from a terminal illness, he was release from a Scottish prison two years ago on health grounds. He was given a hero’s welcome by the Gaddafi family.
Pam Am flight 103 exploded while it was on route from London to New York in December 1988. Many of the victims’ relatives believe Megrahi should never have been released from jail.