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Blair in talks to set up Lockerbie trial.

TWO Libyans suspected of the Lockerbie bombing may be tried in a neutral country, Tony Blair confirmed yesterday.

The PM said there had been talks between the US and Holland but he added: "There are many legal and other complexities to be overcome and until those are resolved no decision can be made."

Talks had been about a trial by Scottish judges under Scottish law being held in Holland.

Libyans Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimaha, accused of killing 270 people by blowing up the Pan Am jet in 1988, are ready to face a Dutch court, their lawyer said yesterday.
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Date:Jul 24, 1998
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