[What follows is an excerpt from a Reuters news agency report published this evening:]
The Libyan former intelligence officer convicted of the 1988
Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people was released from a Tripoli hospital
on Monday after receiving an emergency blood transfusion, his brother said.
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was taken to a private
hospital on Friday to receive a transfusion of eleven litres of blood, but
subsequently felt strong enough to return home, his brother Abdel Hakim told Reuters.
"His health is going from bad to
worse, but he felt ready to go and his family took him home," Abdel Hakim