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What's in a photograph? In the case of a snapshot of Christopher Jefferies, a 65-year-old retired teacher from Bristol, a portrait of a murderer.

Salmond fights critics of Megrahi’s release

First minister blocks call for debate over man found guilty of Lockerbie bombing

Holyrood urged to end 'stealth and spin' over Megrahi

MSPs want Scottish Parliament to debate proposed compassionate release for the Lockerbie bomber

Paul Vallely: Lockerbie – the right verdict at last

Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is dying of cancer in prison. A compassionate, early release should not be misconstrued as weakness

Lockerbie appeal dropped

The man jailed for carrying out the Lockerbie bombing will not continue with a second appeal against his conviction, his lawyers said yesterday.

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Awkward questions over Lockerbie won't go away

There will be strenuous denials that any kind of deal has been done with the so-called Lockerbie bomber Abdul al-Megrahi whereby he agrees to drop his appeal against conviction in return for being allowed to return to Libya.

Minister under pressure over Lockerbie decision

The Scottish Justice Secretary came under fresh pressure today over the possible release of the Lockerbie bomber after the US government insisted he should spend the rest of his life in jail.

Lockerbie families in race to reveal truth behind Flight 103

Relatives of passengers killed on Pan Am jet fear public inquiry will be shelved as soon as bomber is set free

Relatives divided over Megrahi speculation

Relatives of the British and American victims of the Lockerbie bombing were today divided on whether the man convicted of the atrocity should be freed on compassionate grounds.

Lockerbie bomber to be freed next week

Scottish Justice Secretary to release convicted Libyan on compassionate grounds

Lockerbie: a miscarriage of justice?

The Lockerbie bombing, the mass slaughter of 270 people over Scotland, has been mire in controversy with charges that justice for the victims was sacrificed in the interest of international realpolitik.

Lockerbie prisoner awaits news on Libya return

A decision is expected in the near future on whether the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing will be sent back to his home country after he met the Scottish Justice Secretary in prison.

Minister meeting Lockerbie bomber in prison

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill will meet the Lockerbie bomber today as he considers a request to return the prisoner to Libya.

Libya applies for Lockerbie bomber to be sent home

Libya has applied to the Scottish government for a former Libyan agent convicted and jailed for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing to be sent back to his homeland.

Libyan appeals Lockerbie bomb conviction

Libyan Abdel Basset al-Megrahi launched a second appeal today to try to reverse his conviction for the 1988 bombing of a US airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, killing 270 people.

New witness casts doubt on Lockerbie bomb conviction

Appeal will hear challenge to guilt of the only man jailed for the 1988 outrage on Pan Am Flight 103
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