Sunday, 20 December 2009

Megrahi's health reported to be deteriorating

Abdel Basset al Megrahi's health is deteriorating, according to a Libyan hospital source. (...)

The Libyan was controversially released from jail in August on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.

Now Tripoli Medical Centre has released a statement saying Megrahi's condition has worsened and the cancer has spread throughout his body.

The 57-year-old arrived at the hospital on Saturday coughing and vomiting, the statement said.

"A scan has shown a worsening of the disease which has spread more than before," it added.

[From a report on the Sky News website. A similar report on the BBC News website can be read here. A longer and more detailed report appears on The Times website.]

No comments:

Post a Comment