Wikileaks: Scots not offered 'treats' to free Megrahi

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The Scottish government was neither threatened nor offered "treats" to free the Lockerbie bomber from jail, the country's first minister has said.

Alex Salmond was responding to claims in cables published by Wikileaks and reported in the Guardian.

The leaks claim to show the UK government feared harsh action by Libya against British interests if Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi died in prison.

Ministers insist the decision was based purely on the Scots justice system.

The US cables say the UK government fully supported Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi's release by the Scottish authorities, but Mr Salmond has said this information is nothing new....

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