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Scotland / Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing / Megrahi Release #943945

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 22, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(London: Stephanie Gosk) The outrage over the release from prison of Abdel Ali al-Megrahi, who had been convicted for his role in the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in 1988, reviewed; scenes shown of Megrahi being greeted in Libya by Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi. [Victim's son Bryce DANIELS†- opposes the release.] [Friday, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- expresses disgust.] The letter to the Scottish justice minister Kenny MacAskill† from FBI director Robert Mueller† critical of Megrahi's release quoted. [Senator Charles SCHUMER - criticizes Libya's love of terrorism.] The view the release is linked to British interest in Libyan oil outlined. [British business secretary Peter MANDELSON†- offers denial.] The letter from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to Kadhafi quoted. [NBC terrorism analyst Evan KOHLMANN†- says the US government cannot do anything about a done deal.]

Holt, Lester;
Gosk, Stephanie

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