Monday, 16 April 2012

Megrahi home from hospital

[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 said.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pleased to hear that. I've noticed his family is inclined to issue health bulletins which later prove to have been over-pessimistic, and I was hoping this was another example.

    One day it will be for real, but hopefully not this time.