Lockerbie bomber set to cash in from 'tell all' book

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Tripoli (Libya), Aug 25(ANI): The Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, who was released on compassionate grounds by the Scottish Government, could cash in on his notoriety by publishing his 'tell all' autobiography.

According to reports, Megrahi has begun writing the memoir, despite his insistence that he is suffering from terminal prostate cancer and has only three months to live.

It is believed that the book could earn a fortune for his family and provide a final insult to his victims' families.

Abdurrhman Swessi, Colonel Gaddafi's envoy to Scotland, has said that Megrahi wanted to write the book to "proclaim his innocence". Insha'Allah [God willing], he has his mind set on writing it," The Daily Express quoted Swessi, as saying.

A former Libyan intelligence officer, head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines, and director of the Centre for Strategic Studies, Megrahi, was convicted of 270 counts of murder for his part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21, 1988.

Now, the autobiography is expected to detail his life in jail and what he knew about the bombing, in which he claims he was made a scapegoat for the outrage. (ANI)

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