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    Lockerbie convict release 'travesty of justice' - 21 Aug 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Huge crowds in Libya have welcomed Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bombing convict freed from a Scottish prison. The US, whose nationals accounted for the majority of the 270 that perished in the bombing, has called the decision to free al-Megrahi a "mistake".

    Al-Megrahi is the only man to be convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988, which blew up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. He is now dying of cancer, but for many of his victims' families, his release on compassionate grounds is a travesty of justice.

    Al Jazeera's Clayton Swisher reports.