Abdulbasit al-Megrahi was taken from his Tripoli home to a private hospital, his brother Abdulhakim told Reuters. "His health began to deteriorate quickly and we were worried about him, so took him immediately to the hospital where he is receiving a blood transfusion," he said. (...)
Britain freed him in 2009 on compassionate grounds because
he was suffering from advanced terminal prostate cancer and thought to have
months to live.
His release angered many relatives of
the victims, 189 of whom were American, and the Obama administration criticised
the decision. A number of US politicians have pressed for his extradition to
the United States, something Libya's ruling National Transitional Council said
it would not do.
[From a report datelined Tripoli, just published by the Reuters news agency.]