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Gordon Brown has finally condemned Libya's welcome for the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, saying he was "angry and repulsed".

Brown angry over bomber's welcome in Libya

Gordon Brown said today he was "angry" and "repulsed" at the reception given to the freed Lockerbie bomber in Libya - but still declined to say if he agreed with the decision to release him.

Leading article: A suspicious reticence

For a man in the epicentre of an international storm, the previously little-known Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill made a reasonable job in the Scottish Parliament yesterday of defending his decision to free the alleged Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.

Madoff told inmates he was dying of cancer

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MacAskill defends Lockerbie bomber's release

The Scottish Justice Secretary faced down a barrage of angry criticism from members of the Scottish Parliament today amid mounting dismay over his decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.

Brown faces Lockerbie backlash

Gordon Brown faced renewed criticism for his refusal to discuss the release of the only convicted Lockerbie bomber after he maintained his silence on the issue despite releasing a statement praising the England cricket team’s Ashes victory.

Henry McLeish: 'Freeing Lockerbie bomber Megrahi was the right decision'

A former Labour First Minister of Scotland today backed the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.

Salmond defends decision to free Lockerbie bomber

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond was today forced to defend the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi in the face of a blistering attack from the head of the FBI.

Human rights leader criticises Lockerbie decision process

Allowing politicians to make final decisions in cases such as the Lockerbie bomber is a "serious weakness" in the system, a human rights chief said today.

Christine Grahame: Al-Megrahi is home. And he is innocent

The release of the so-called Lockerbie bomber was long overdue, for the case against him was politically driven

Gadhafi welcomes home Lockerbie bomber

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi welcomed home the only man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people with a hug and praised Scotland for releasing him.

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"I understand how Jim Swire feels," writes Observer columnist Nick Cohen of the most persistent of the Lockerbie campaigners. "He lost his daughter and the lack of solid information over the years must have fed the wildest suspicions."

Leading article: Lockerbie will not be laid to rest by this release

Al-Megrahi's triumphalist return has caught the Government off-guard

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