US senators renew call for independent probe Lockerbie decision

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US senators last night renewed their call for full independent probe into the decision to free the Lockerbie bomber.

Democratic Senators Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made their appeal in letters to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Americans have alleged that Scottish authorities may have let Megrahi return to his native Libya because of pressure from energy giant BP, eager to safeguard a lucrative exploration deal with Tripoli....

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