Brit docs say they were not consulted about Lockerbie bomber's release

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London, Aug.16 (ANI): Four British cancer experts who had previously been involved with the bomber's treatment have claimed that they were not consulted by the Scottish Government before the decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, was taken.

According to the BBC, the new developments put further pressure on Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill in the week that marks the 12-month anniversary of the release of the only man convicted of the murder of 270 people when Pan Am flight 103 was blown up over the town of Lockerbie on 21 December, 1988.

A year ago, MacAskill said he was releasing the bomber because medical evidence said he had just three months to live.

In what he described as a judgment from "a higher authority", MacAskill said he was sending the bomber home to die.

But Megrahi is still alive in Libya, leading to suspicions that there was a hidden motive behind the release.

The US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee launched an inquiry into the release, but the Scottish Government and UK politicians in power at the time of the release declined to appear before it.

Meanwhile US senators called on "whistle blowers" in the UK and Scottish governments to provide them with evidence of a link between the release and a possible oil deal. (ANI)

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