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Bomber’s family appeals


The family of a Libyan man convicted of blowing up an American airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 has begun a newposthum­ous appeal against the conviction, saying hewas found guilty based on unreliable evidence. The appeal at the High Court in Edinburgh is the third attempt to overturn Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s 2001 conviction for blowing up Pan AmFlight 103 on December 21, 1988, killing 270 people. AlMegrahi, a former Libyan intelligen­ce officer, lost one appeal and abandoned another before being freed from prison in 2009 on compassion­ate grounds because hewas suffering from cancer. He died in 2012.

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