[The following is taken from a report just published on the News of the World website:]
Scots social workers are having weekly video chats with the Lockerbie bomber on Skype, we can reveal.
Mass murderer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is using the internet system to stay in touch with council staff as part of his release conditions.
The East Renfrewshire team get updates on his condition and make sure he is still at his home in Tripoli, Libya, by monitoring his computer's IP address. (...)
Since [his repatriation] he's been with his family in the Libyan capital - but sources say he's living in fear as the country's civil war rages.
[An] insider added: "Megrahi is terrified but he can't set foot outside Libya as he fears he'd be arrested. He has to stay home as part of his release conditions.
"It doesn't matter how bad things get there - he has to stay put."
An East Renfrewshire Council spokesman confirmed the video link last night. He said: "We are in direct contact with Mr Megrahi."