Lockerbie relative urges questioning of Libyan

Published April 02, 2011

| Associated Press

A British man whose daughter died in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie says former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa may be able to shed new light on the attack.

Jim Swire noted Saturday that Koussa had not been accused in Britain of playing any role in the Lockerbie bombing but could help Scottish investigators look again at the conviction of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

Koussa defected to Britain from Libya last week. Scottish prosecutors are already planning to interview Koussa about the attack that killed 270 people.

Swire added that Koussa should be treated with courtesy to encourage other Libyan officials to defect.

Swire's 24-year-old daughter Flora was a passenger on the downed flight.

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