The following documents — released Tuesday by the Scottish government — show Britain's Foreign Office advised Scotland there was no legal barrier preventing the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

Click below to read the documents and letters on al-Megrahi's release:

Lockerbie Timeline

Prisoner Transfer Process and al-Megrahi's Application

Compassionate Release Process and al-Megrahi's Application

Additional Correspondence Relating to the Case

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill's Aug. 20 Statement on the Release

Q&A Relating to MacAskill's Decision

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