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Death of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

2012 May 25
by Mary Munro


N.B. We haven’t got access through the Times paywall.

“SR’s Megrahi coverage: deeply moral or crasser than the crass?” Scottish Review
“Still the families of the Lockerbie victims wait for truth and justice” Scottish Review

Following posted on 24.5.12

“Lockerbie bomber: Public figures demand inquiry into conviction” BBC

“Scottish papers’ coverage of Megrahi death ‘crass and repugnant'” Guardian

“Dalyell supports Megrahi inquiry demands” Herald

“Megrahi supporters call for inquiry to salvage ‘mangled wreck’ of justice” Scotsman
“No end in sight for Lockerbie” Scotsman
“Brian Wilson: Due process outweighs ‘innocence’ claims” Scotsman

“Open letter slams Lockerbie bomber’s conviction as ‘perverse judgment'” STV

Following posted on 21.5.12

“Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s funeral held” BBC

“‘He died with his family around him. My daughter died a horrible death’ — pain still raw for families after death of Lockerbie bomber” Courier

“A private funeral and a desert grave: Al-Megrahi is buried (but has any hope of finding out the truth about Lockerbie died with him?)” Daily Mail
“I can prove the ‘Lockerbie bomber’ was INNOCENT” Daily Mail
“Lockerbie bomber freed by conniving politicians in squalid pursuit of a fast buck. Oh, the shame” Daily Mail

“Death of Lockerbie bomber won’t stop pursuit of others behind atrocity, vows FBI agent” Daily Record
“Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi buried in ‘quiet’ funeral just 24 hours after his death” Daily Record

“Buried as a hero… the man who murdered 270 people” Express

“Lockerbie bomber Megrahi buried at simple funeral in Libya” Guardian
“Lockerbie bomber Megrahi buried in Libya – video” Guardian

“Lockerbie families vow to force public inquiry” Herald
“Libyan National Transitional Council’s shifting positions” Herald
“One of the longest live investigations” Herald
“The truth will out” Herald
“So many questions are still to be answered after Megrahi’s death” Herald

“Megrahi funeral attended by Gaddafi old guard” Independent

“Inquiry status quo to follow Megrahi’s death” Law Society Journal Online

Newsnet Scotland

“Megrahi death: Libya does its best to ignore funeral of ‘national hero’” Scotsman
“Megrahi death: I stand by my decision to free Megrahi, says Kenny MacAskill” Scotsman

“The final snub” Scottish Sun

“‘Little fanfare’ at funeral of Lockerbie bomber Megrahi in Libya” STV

“David Cameron: Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi should never have been released” Telegraph

Following posted on 21.5.12

“Alex Salmond: Megrahi death ‘closes a chapter'” BBC
“Life in pictures: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi” BBC

“Cameron dashes hopes for relatives of Lockerbie victims by rejecting call for new inquiry after bomber al-Megrahi dies” Daily Mail

“Lockerbie bombing: Hunt stepped up for others behind terror attack following death of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi” Daily Record

“‘I hope Lockerbie bomber had painful, horrible death'” Express
“A ‘quiet’, educated man living a secret life” Express
“How Megrahi’s release sparked conspiracy theories” Express
“Remember Lockerbie dead” Express

“Death of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi: reaction” The Firm Magazine

“Lockerbie bombing: secrets not to be taken to the grave” Guardian
“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s death won’t bring us closer to the Lockerbie truth” Guardian
“New Lockerbie inquiry rejected by PM as Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies” Guardian
“Mystery of Lockerbie plane bombing may never be solved” Guardian
“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s death generates little sadness among Libyans” Guardian
“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has died, says brother – video” Guardian
“Lockerbie bombing: secrets not to be taken to the grave” Guardian

“Megrahi dead but questions live on” Herald
“Not a word as he died in silence” Herald
“‘Ordeal’ did not end with release” Herald
“Recriminations as the Saltire flew in Gaddafi’s jubilant Tripoli” Herald
“Death sparks fresh anger over release” Herald
“Contrasting portraits of a terrorist spy and a family man” Herald
“Megrahi death will not end battle for justice” Herald
“Who can unlock the truth now?” Herald
“The search for truth must go on” Herald
“Minister had no regrets about decision” Herald

“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi: The only man convicted of involvement in the Lockerbie bombing (Obituary by Tam Dalyell)” Independent
“Kim Sengupta: There are clear reasons why many believe the Lockerbie trial was a miscarriage of justice” Independent
“Convicted Lockerbie bomber dies of cancer years after release” Independent
“Leading article: No closure for Lockerbie families” Independent
“Robert Fisk: Megrahi is dead. Now we’ll never know the truth about Lockerbie” Independent

“Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi: The Lockerbie bomber is dead” Scotsman
“Lockerbie bombing: Salmond defends compassionate release of Megrahi” Scotsman
“Lockerbie bombing: Megrahi’s death a ‘sad event’ says Dr Jim Swire” Scotsman
“US Senator criticises Scottish government over Megrahi’s release” Scotsman
“Lockerbie bombing: Divided on Megrahi’s guilt” Scotsman
“Megrahi death: Hunt goes on and there are many more names in the frame” Scotsman
“In profile: Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi” Scotsman
“Megrahi death: 23 years of legal twists and turns but questions remain” Scotsman
“Megrahi death: Lockerbie attack crossed barriers of age, sex and nationality” Scotsman
“Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi: ‘I am an innocent man. I ask to be left in peace with my family’” Scotsman
“Lockerbie bomber death: Question of guilt likely to remain unanswered” Scotsman
“Megrahi death: Spotlight on top officials in Gaddafi regime” Scotsman
“Analysis: Simplest explanation often correct – Syria and Iran were in cahoots (Jim Swire)” Scotsman
“Analysis: Was Megrahi guilty of the atrocity?” Scotsman
“Analysis: Relief among the people at end of link with old regime” Scotsman

“Megrahi and after 1: The coverage of his death has been crass and repugnant” Scottish Review
“Megrahi and after 2: Scotland must now have the courage to look itself in the mirror. An open letter from 42 signatories” Scottish Review
“Megrahi and after 3: After greetings from Megrahi, I sent him the R & A’s Christmas card” Scottish Review

“First Minister says Lockerbie case remains live despite bomber’s death” STV

“Jet families hit out as cancer kills Megrahi” Scottish Sun
“Gaddafi and Megrahi are dead … now tell us the truth” Scottish Sun
“Megrahi finally dies… 2 years 9 months late” Scottish Sun

“The medical advice was wrong, but this was no grand deal” Telegraph
“Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi’s death was a long time coming” Telegraph
“Lockerbie bombing: it would be years before Christmas decorations returned to Scottish market town” Telegraph
“Analysis: death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi changes very little” Telegraph
“The story of Megrahi’s release must now be told” Telegraph

Following posted on 20.5.12

“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, an obituary (John Ashton)” Justice for Megrahi

“A statement by Justice for Megrahi on the death of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi” The Firm Magazine

“Lockerbie bomber Megrahi dies in Tripoli” Al Jazeera
“New evidence casts doubt in Lockerbie case” Al Jazeera
“Britain ‘wanted al-Megrahi freed'” Al Jazeera

“Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies in Tripoli” BBC
“Obituary: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi” BBC
“Obituary: Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi (video)” BBC
“Lockerbie victim’s father: ‘This is a sad day'” BBC
“Lockerbie bomber: Alex Salmond says remember the victims” BBC
“Lockerbie: David Cameron criticises al-Megrahi release” BBC

“Lockerbie bomber Al-Megrahi reported dead in Libya” Express

“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted Lockerbie bomber, dies” Guardian
“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi obituary” Guardian
“Lockerbie victims’ relatives: Megrahi death is three years too late” Guardian

“What’s next: a new push for justice for Megrahi?” Herald
“Obituary: Megrahi, a family man forever linked to infamy” Herald
“Reaction: what they said about Megrahi’s death” Herald

“Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dead” Independent
“Mother of Lockerbie victim speaks out after death of al-Megrahi” Independent
“No regrets for man who freed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi” Independent

“The death of the Lockerbie bomber: Libyan intelligence agent Al-Megrahi finally dies THREE YEARS after release from Scottish prison” Mail

“”I hope his death was extremely painful and horrible”: Lockerbie victim’s mum speaks out after death of bomber” Mirror

“Lockerbie bombing: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies” Scotsman

“Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Dies” Sky News
“Profile: The Life Of The Lockerbie Bomber” Sky News
“International Terror: The Lockerbie Atrocity” Sky News

“Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has died” STV
“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s death does not end Lockerbie questions” STV

“Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi reported dead in Libya” Telegraph
“Obituary: Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi” Telegraph
“Lockerbie bombing: key figures” Telegraph
“Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi: profile of the Lockerbie bomber” Telegraph
“How release of Lockerbie bomber caused international backlash which refuses to go away” Telegraph

“Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, Convicted in 1988 Lockerbie Bombing, Dies at 60” New York Times
“Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, dies at 60, report says” Washington Post

“Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Dies at His Home in Tripoli” Tripoli Post
“Convicted Lockerbie bomber dies at 60” Libya TV
“Libya: “Lockerbie agent” dies in Tripoli” Albawaba

“Lockerbie-Attentäter Megrahi gestorben” Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung

Following posted on 14.5.12

“PM on Megrahi offensive” Herald
“Megrahi survival is insult to families, says Cameron” Herald

Press release

“First Minister comments on Al-Megrahi” Scot.Gov. (May 2012)

See also

Scottish Government site: Lockerbie – Information relating to decision on Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi

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