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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...nd/7713341.stm

    The man who is responsible for killing 270 people when Pan Am flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie in 1988 has requested release from prison on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with advanced prostrate cancer.

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    nope. he committed a crime, has been convicted of it, and should die in prison, regardless of how he dies.
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    Absolutely not.

    Bet he gets released though.
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    Nope. He will probably try do a final stunt.
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    I don't think he has honestly and sincerely repented for his crimes, so no, probably not.

    I understand a father of one of the victims supports his release out of compassion - I reject that basically on the grounds that it will bring our judicial system into international contempt for the sake of catering to a man who obviously has very little compassion for others.
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    Kill the ******* . . . out of mercy of course.
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    Personally I think he deserves to die as slowly and as painfully as is possible. I don't care if it amounts to torture - he killed 270 people. You could never torture a man enough in order to match the pain and suffering that those 270 families have had to endure.
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    His application was rejected by the court...that was known before this topic was created.

    As for his conviction there is a lot of doubt surrounding it. Many of the families of the victims do not believe the right man was convicted for this atrocity. Personally, I'm not sure. The evidence appears to add up, but then again there appears to be a lot of secrecy surrounding this case, and that can only fuel speculation that the wrong man is in prison for this crime.
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    Yes. Given that he was probably innocent anyway, I think he should probably be released. There were a large amount of unanswered questions about Lockerbie. It seems more likely that the Lockerbie bombing was in fact carried out by an Iranian group in a revenge attack after a US warship downed an Iranian airliner. In fact, there is sufficient doubt of the safeness of his conviction that he'd been given leave to appeal anyway.

    I wouldn't read too much into Libya's 'acceptance of responsibility'- Gaddafi has been trying for some time to rehabilitate both him and Libya in the eyes of the international community and the 'acceptance' has more to do with persuading the UN to lift sanctions than anything else.

    There is a good amount of evidence to suggest that the man currently imprisoned for the Lockerbie bombing did not carry it out- the Iran links are too numerous and too unlikely to be mere coincidence. Anyway, whatever happens, I hope justice is served for the victims of the Lockerbie atrocity.
 
 
 
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