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    Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, is close to death, according to reports

    The Lockerbie bomber has slipped into a coma, is on life-support and is not expected to recover, it was reported today. "Everyday is expected to be his last," a source close to his family is said to have told Sky News.

    Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has prostate cancer was controversially released from a Scottish prison in August 2009, supposedly because he was on the brink of death. Secret US embassy cables sent to WikiLeaks and published by the Guardian revealed UK government fears that Libya would take "harsh and immediate action" against British interests if Megrahi died in prison.

    Megrahi, convicted of killing 270 people by bombing Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988, was feted on his return to Libya.

    The source quoted by Sky said: "He is on life support and has been for some days. Many people have been waiting for him to die. That day is coming very soon. Every day, his loved ones expect it to be his last."

    Megrahi was released by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds but had been expected to live for only three months. The decision caused outrage in the US and Barack Obama warned Libya against giving him a hero's welcome. But thousands, including Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif, were at a military airport in Tripoli to greet him.

    Jack Straw, the former Labour justice secretary, and Alex Salmond, Scotland's first minister, this week denied Megrahi was released because of Libyan threats. The government in Edinburgh dismissed the leaked cables as "diplomatic tittle-tattle".

    Last week Gaddafi said Megrahi's family would be suing over his alleged "neglect" in Greenock prison. Speaking to students in London via a video link, he said: "His health was not looked after in prison. He didn't have any periodic examination. I wish him a long life. After he passes away, his family will demand compensation because he was deliberately neglected."

    Campaigners in the UK are calling for an independent inquiry into the bomber's conviction.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...r-megrahi-coma
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      finally, took him long enough
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      Anybody that can wish that upon another man is sick.
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      Some people have no class. Let him pass before acting like gutter folk.
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      he was released so he could die, so when he dies its a good thing as he should still be in jail paying for the crimes he commited
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      He's just a patsy...
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      (Original post by you killed kenny)
      he was released so he could die, so when he dies its a good thing as he should still be in jail paying for the crimes he commited
      well I hate to be a conspiracy Caroline, but much of the evidence on which he was convicted of was highly dubious.
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      As far as Megrahi goes, he is guilty until proven innocent because he has already been found guilty of this crime.

      I personally see no harm in investigating the case and finding out whether he was actually innocent or not, however I still think it was an awful decision to let him go on compassionate grounds.

      It was a hair brained idea, and you could say it was an insult to the dead and to the families of the dead.

      Absurd to have just let him go.
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      Dun Care if he lives or dies really.
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      Get him out of a coma fast!
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      About time.
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      (Original post by AndroidLight)
      Anybody that can wish that upon another man is sick.
      Not really, most would agree that it would have been good if Hitler had had a worse death than he actually had.
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      (Original post by adam_zed)
      well I hate to be a conspiracy Caroline, but much of the evidence on which he was convicted of was highly dubious.
      This.
     
     
     
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