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Libyans Celebrate Freedom for Pan Am Bomber
The only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that killed 270 people was released on compassionate grounds Thursday by Scotland and sent home to die in Libya, where was greeted as a returning hero.
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Al-Megrahi Feted

Aug. 20: Libyans celebrate at a Tripoli airport as the only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returns home, granted early release from Scottish prison after serving just 8 years of a life sentence. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who served roughly 11 days in prison for each of the 270 murders he was convicted for, was greeted as a returning hero in his native Libya.

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Waiting at the Airport

Aug. 20: Libyans celebrate at a Tripoli airport as the only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returns home, granted early release from Scottish prison after serving just 8 years of a life sentence. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who served roughly 11 days in prison for each of the 270 murders he was convicted for, was greeted as a returning hero in his native Libya.

(AP)

Celebrating at the Airport

Aug. 20: Libyans celebrate at a Tripoli airport as the only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returns home, granted early release from Scottish prison after serving just 8 years of a life sentence. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who served roughly 11 days in prison for each of the 270 murders he was convicted for, was greeted as a returning hero in his native Libya.

(AP)

Al-Megrahi Embraced in Libya

Aug. 20: Libyans celebrate at a Tripoli airport as the only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returns home, granted early release from Scottish prison after serving just 8 years of a life sentence. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who served roughly 11 days in prison for each of the 270 murders he was convicted for, was greeted as a returning hero in his native Libya.

(Reuters)

Celebrations at the Airport

Aug. 20: Libyans celebrate at a Tripoli airport as the only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returns home, granted early release from Scottish prison after serving just 8 years of a life sentence. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who served roughly 11 days in prison for each of the 270 murders he was convicted for, was greeted as a returning hero in his native Libya.

(Reuters)

Celebrating in the Streets

Aug. 20: Libyans celebrate in the streets as the only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returns home, granted early release from Scottish prison after serving just 8 years of a life sentence. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who served roughly 11 days in prison for each of the 270 murders he was convicted for, was greeted as a returning hero in his native Libya.

(AP)

Posters for Al-Megrahi

Aug. 20: A man waves a poster featuring the face of the only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returns home, granted early release from Scottish prison after serving just 8 years of a life sentence. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who served roughly 11 days in prison for each of the 270 murders he was convicted for, was greeted as a returning hero in his native Libya.

(AP)

Protesting_Lockerbie

August 20: A lone protester holds up a placard as a policeman looks on as the the police convoy with freed Libyan bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, leaves Greenock Prison. Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds Thursday, letting him go home to Libya to die and rejecting American pleas to show no mercy to the man responsible for the 1988 attack that killed 270 people.

(AP)

Libyans Celebrate Freedom for Pan Am Bomber

The only man ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that killed 270 people was released on compassionate grounds Thursday by Scotland and sent home to die in Libya, where was greeted as a returning hero.

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