[This is the headline over a report published today on the website of the London Evening Standard. It reads in part:]
Libyan defector Moussa Koussa has hired lawyers after police interviewed him over the Lockerbie bombing.
MPs say that the former foreign minister should face justice in Britain if it emerged he had any involvement in the atrocity.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has said Mr Koussa has not been given immunity as part of any exile deal.
The lawyers, London-based Goodman Derrick, declined to say whether they had been hired to represent Mr Koussa on possible criminal or immigration issues.
He is still believed to be in Qatar where he went for an international summit on Libya's future but diplomats expect him to return within days. Last night the EU lifted travel restrictions and an asset freeze upon him, creating fears he may try to stay abroad.
The move was described as "astonishing" by campaigners who believe he should face charges for his alleged involvement in the Lockerbie bombing and other atrocities committed by Libya.
Tory MP Robert Halfon, whose family fled Libya when Gaddafi took power, said: "The only place Mr Koussa should be travelling is to the Hague to face prosecution."