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Lockerbie Bomber's Online 'Appeal' Condemned by Scottish Officials

The Lockerbie bomber’s online publication of legal documents that he says clear his name has been condemned by Scotland’s law chief as well as victims’ families.

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was released last month from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds, has set up a Web site detailing an abandoned attempt to appeal his conviction for the 1988 bombing of Pan AM flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Scotland’s Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini on Sunday deplored the move, accusing al-Megrahi of seeking a "retrial by media." And the mother of one of the victims described it as an "unnerving" act of propaganda.

Al-Megrahi has always protested his innocence over the bombing that killing 270 people — mostly Americans.

He abandoned a second appeal against his conviction when the Scottish government allowed him to return to Libya after he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.

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