Don't celebrate Lockerbie bomber's release, Libya urged

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The UK government has urged Libya not to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Scottish ministers released Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi, who has cancer, citing medical advice that three months was a "reasonable" life expectancy estimate.

He got a hero's welcome in Tripoli and the Foreign Office said similar scenes would be deeply insensitive to families of the 270 people killed in 1988.

The Scottish government said the decision was taken in good faith.

Meanwhile, two US senators are preparing to release what they say is evidence of commercial pressure behind the release of Megrahi.

Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) said they would publish the details at a news conference which will also be attended by relatives of those who died in the 1988 bombing....

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