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Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya

Former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, his brother said on Sunday

Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland that killed 270 people has died, his brother said on Sunday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, released from a Scottish prison in 2009 and returned to Libya because he was suffering from terminal cancer, had been in and out of hospital for weeks and was taken for an emergency blood transfusion in April. (Getty Images)
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
Megrahi's health had deteriorated quickly overnight, his brother Abdulhakim told Reuters. "He was surrounded by his family and died in his house," he said. He was 60. (Getty Images)
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
"He was too sick to utter anything on his deathbed," Abdulhakim said. "We want people to know he was innocent."(AFP/Getty Images)
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
Megrahi was found guilty in 2001 of bombing Pan Am flight 103 as it flew to New York from London on Dec. 21, 1988. All 259 people aboard the aircraft were killed and 11 people in the Scottish town of Lockerbie died from falling wreckage. (Getty Images)
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
He was jailed in Scotland but sent back to Muammar Gaddafi's Libya by the Scottish authorities on compassionate grounds in 2009 because he was only expected to survive for months. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
The decision angered many relatives of the victims, 189 of whom were American, and was criticised by the US administration. A number of US politicians pressed for his extradition to the United States. (Getty Images)
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Libya
Megrahi, an intelligence agent during Gaddafi's rule, was jailed in the town of Greenock in western Scotland after he was convicted for the bombing under Scottish law at a trial held in the Netherlands. (AFP/Getty Images)