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LOCKERBIE ROW RUMBLES?ON

LETTERS between the UK and Scottish governments suggest that Britain did not press for the release of dying Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi to win oil-related business deals. The documents show that improved ties with Libya – including a prisoner transfer agreement – were key for Britain, but that it made it clear that decisions regarding Megrahi’s transfer were the responsibility of Scottish Ministers.