The arraignment of a Libyan intelligence operative suspected of making the bomb that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and killed 270 people was deferred on Wednesday due to delays and challenges securing a defense attorney.
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that he had nothing to announce about his country’s call for the Libyan outgoing government headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh to extradite more Libyans “involved” in the Lockerbie bombing case.
The visit of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency William J. Burns to Libya was surrounded by a halo…
The Libyan Parliament has issued a decree considering the agreement concluded between Libya and the United States in 2008 as a final settlement of the Lockerbie case from a civil and criminal point of view.
Libyan Parliament Spokesman Abdulla Bleihiq said the Parliament session Monday in Benghazi ended with the immunization and prevention of future extradition of any Libyan citizen by any party.
Downing Street believed Nelson Mandela’s attempt to play mediator between it and the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi over the question of compensation after the Lockerbie bombing was “unlikely to be helpful”, documents reveal.
The arrest of Abu Agila Masoud Al-Marimi, a former Libyan intelligence operative, has been described by the U.S. Attorney-General Merrick Garland as a “milestone on the path to justice” for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
US Embassy in Libya said Tuesday “transfer of Abu Agila Masud al-Marimi to U.S. custody to stand trial on charges related to the bombing of Pan Am 103 was lawful and conducted in cooperation with Libyan authorities“
The abduction of a former Libyan intelligence operative accused of preparing the bomb that brought down Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and his transfer into US custody raises concerns about a renewed willingness in Washington to flout international law to hunt alleged terrorist fugitives, The Guardian reported.
The Libyan Justice Minister, Khaled Masoud, said Fathi Bashagha’s government is to form a team of lawyers to defend Abu Agila al-Marimi, who was extradited to the United States for alleged involvement in the 1988-Lockerbie bombing.