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Scotland / Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing / Megrahi / Flynn Interview #943845

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction to the "compassionate" release by the government of Scotland of Libyan Abdel Ali al-Megrahi, who had been imprisoned for his role in the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, reported; scenes shown from the hero's welcome in Libya. [President OBAMA - says it was a mistake to transfer him.]

(New York: Randi Kaye) The role of Megrahi in the 1988 bombing of the plane, including his arrest, conviction & now release to go home to die, reviewed; details given about the evidence against him; scenes shown of people greeting his plane in Libya. [Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacASKILL†- defends the release.] [Brother of victim, Bert AMMERMAN†; daughter died, Susan COHEN†- speaks against Megrahi & his release.] [Megrahi lawyer Tony KELLY†- reads a statement.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The statement from Megrahi's lawyer continued.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with bombing victim's brother Brian Flynn about Megrahi's release. [FLYNN - says the nightmare is him going home as a hero, who is receiving mercy while never showing remorse; states Libya paid an agent to blow up a plane; states Libya is still a terrible place to be; talks about his late older brother; laments the one guy we got is going home.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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