Report: Release of Pan Am bomber not medically justified

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An investigation into the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbeset al Megrahi has found the medical prognosis used to justify his release from a Scottish prison "was inaccurate and unsupported by medical science," according to a U.S. Senate report released Tuesday.

The release of the report, led by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, coincided with the 22nd anniversary of the bombing, which occurred over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, killing 259 people aboard the Boeing 747 and 11 on the ground.

Al Megrahi was released from a Scottish prison last year on the grounds that he had cancer and was not likely to live more than three more months -- a prognosis Menendez has questioned.

The report, titled "Justice Undone: The Release of the Lockerbie Bomber," was the result of a five-month investigation led by Menendez's office and was co-signed by Sens. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and Charles Schumer, D-New York....

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