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Lockerbie bomber must serve 27 years before applying for parole.

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Abdel-Basset al-Megrahi, convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, must serve a minimum of 27 years before he can apply for parole.

The Libyan secret agent was found guilty of murdering 270 people with a bomb that blew up a Pan Am aircraft over Lockerie, Scotland in December 1988, and was given a life sentence in a Scottish prison.

Three judges have now set the minimum term ruling at 27 years in the High Court in Glasgow, Scotland, reported Reuters.

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