Alex Salmond writes to US over Lockerbie bomber Megrahi

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Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has written to US senators who are calling for an inquiry into the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the man convicted over the 1988 atrocity in which 270 people died, was released by the Scottish government in August 2009.

Mr Salmond said the Scottish government made the decision on "compassionate grounds" as Megrahi is terminally ill.

He said there were no representations from oil giant BP on the matter....

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