Saturday, December 4, 2010
Lockerbie bomber's family to sue for false imprisonment and neglect
Colonel Gaddafi last night revealed the family of the Lockerbie bomber is preparing a multi-million pound compensation claim against Britain for false imprisonment and medical neglect.
The Libyan dictator said the case against 58-year-old Abdelbaset al-Megrahi had ‘been fabricated and created by’ Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
His threat of legal action will outrage families of Lockerbie victims, already furious the former secret serviceman remains alive and living in Tripoli more than a year after he was released from jail in Scotland on the grounds that he had only a few months to live.
Tory MPs said the prospect of al-Megrahi’s family launching a claim would add insult to injury for the bereaved.One, Douglas Carswell, said: ‘Legal action of this kind would be grotesquely offensive to those who lost loved ones.’