Friday, 20 January 2012

My trip to bid dying bomber goodbye

[This is the headline over a report published today in the Scottish edition of The Sun.  It is the only article that I have so far been able to find following last night's STV and ITV1 documentary Did Gaddafi kill my daughter?  It reads in part:]

A dad who lost his daughter in the Lockerbie bombing has travelled to Libya to "say goodbye" to the man convicted of the atrocity.

Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora, 23, was among 270 people killed in the 1988 terror attack, said Abdelbaset al-Megrahi "does not have much time left".

Megrahi, 59, was freed on compassionate grounds from Greenock jail in August 2009, after being diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.

Dr Swire — who said he was "entirely satisfied" that Megrahi was not guilty — revealed he had spent just over a week in Tripoli. The 75-year-old, who lives in Gloucestershire, said: "It was very much a trip for me to say goodbye to him.
"It may seem unusual but I have come to regard him as a friend."

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