• Author:Ben Jones
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Lockerbie bomber and BP

As we approach the first anniversary of the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the circumstances of his release and the alleged involvement of BP has hit the news. Nothing in the eleven months since his release has altered my view that the decision to release him on “compassionate grounds” was a disgrace. As I wrote in August last year; “This stinks. I believe that, as a rule, when someone is guilty of multiple murders they should not be allowed out of prison early. This crime was so heinous that Mr al-Megrahi should die in prison.”

What we need now- as promised by the Prime Minister- is the release of all the materials connected with the decision to free this mass murderer to ensure the whole story of his release is heard. The 270 victims and their families deserve nothing less.