TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Libyan rebels’ interim government says it will not deport the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
The rebel Justice Minister Mohammed al-Alagi told journalists in Tripoli Sunday that no Libyan citizen would be deported, even Abdel-Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted in a Scottish court and imprisoned for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103, which killed 270 people.
The Scottish government released al-Megrahi in 2009, believing he would soon die of cancer. He was greeted as a hero in his native Libya and met with then-leader Moammar Gadhafi.
His current whereabouts are unknown.
The Associated Press