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Straw considering US Lockerbie request

The former Justice Secretary Jack Straw says he is giving serious consideration to a request by American Senators for him to appear before a US hearing on the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

A committee of American senators is examining BP's role in the release of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds last year.

But Mr Straw said he would not be able to answer the central question about why the Scottish government decided to release Mr Megrahi.

  • 23 Jul 2010
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