UK lawyer denies Lockerbie bomber is dead.
Summary: A Scottish lawyer for the Lockerbie bomber rubbished reports that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi had died after a British news channel reported he had passed away, two months after he was controversially
A Scottish lawyer for the Lockerbie bomber rubbished reports that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi had died after a British news channel reported he had passed away, two months after he was controversially freed from a Scottish jail.
"It's not true... he's alive
Britain's Sky News television, quoting unidentified sources, said there were reports that Megrahi had died but stressed the reports were still not confirmed by Libyan officials.
Megrahi was freed from a Scottish prison two months ago, on the grounds that he was terminally ill Terminally Ill
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A short time earlier, spokesmen for British and Scottish authorities said they were investigating the reports. "We're trying to confirm reports that Megrahi has died," said a spokeswoman for the Scottish government The Scottish Government (SG) (Scottish Gaelic: Riaghaltas na h-Alba) is the executive arm of government of Scotland. It was established in 1999 as the Scottish Executive .
Megrahi was convicted in January 2001 at an extraordinary Scottish court convened in the Netherlands.
He mounted an unsuccessful appeal in 2002 and in 2007 his case was sent for a second appeal -- which his lawyers dropped shortly before his release on compassionate grounds in August.
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