'Compassionate Release' for Lockerbie Bomber

Cancer-stricken man to return to Libya

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Libyan Abdel Baset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi was convicted in 2001 for his part in the 1988 bombing of a New York-bound Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.  A Scottish judge will release al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison today on compassionate grounds, due to his terminal prostate cancer.

We're joined by Susan Cohen, whose daughter Theodora died in the bombing. Cohen is co-author of Pan Am 103: The Bombing, the Betrayals, and a Bereaved Family's Search for Justice.


Susan Cohen

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Amy Holmes

Comments [2]

Charles Norrie from London

Are these indeed the same Mr and Mrs Cohen who wanted to nuke Tripoli at one point.

I commiserate with their loss, and I am also the relative of someone who died from terrorism. UT-772 actually.

But unlike Mr and Mrs Chen, I am not a victim. My brother was.

The relatives of those who died on IR-655 were also according to Mr amd Mrs Cohen's standards, victims.

I have never seen any recognition by anyone in the US of their loss.

Jan. 20 2010 08:24 AM
v. thompson

I read Ms. Cohen's book several times. What her and Mr. Cohen went through in an attempt to find some kind of justice for their only child is amazing. If Pan Am 103 had been addressed like it should have been the lives that were lost on 911 may have been saved. The murderer gets a hero's welcome, let out of prison because he is dying and so far he is enjoying the rest of his life in luxury and special treatment by the government that sponsored his mass murder of 270 people. How much uglier can it get. I hope Theo knows how much she is loved by her parents that have never stopped fighting for her.

Jan. 06 2010 11:15 AM

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