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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 2009
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(Studio: Ann Curry) The hero’s welcome in Tripoli, Libya, for Abdel al-Megrahi† after his release from a Scottish prison shown.

(Greenock, Scotland: Dawna Friesen) The outrage over the release of Megrahi, who was convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, featured; details given about Scottish law regarding terminally ill prisoners; statement from Megrahi quoted. [President OBAMA – says we thought it was a mistake.] [Victims’ relatives Kathleen FLYNN††, Bert AMMERMAN††- react.] [Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacASKILL†- defends the compassionate release.] [Victim’s father Jim SWIRE††- supports the release.]

Curry, Ann;
Friesen, Dawna

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