Tripoli: Ailing Libyan agent Abdelbaset
Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, convicted for life over the 1988
Lockerbie bombing, made his first public appearance in nearly
two years at a meeting in support of strongman Muammar
Megrahi, 59, who has terminal cancer, was released from
a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds in August 2009. He is
the only man convicted over the bombing of Pan Am flight 103
which killed 270 people, mostly US nationals.
Television images showed an emaciated Megrahi, sitting
on a wheelchair, at a meeting of his tribe yesterday in
support of the embattled Gaddafi`s regime.
His last public appearance was a September 2009 meeting
with African lawmakers at a Tripoli hospital.
The fact that he has survived several months after his
liberation has provoked indignation in Britain and the United
States. Tripoli meanwhile maintains a news blackout on the
state of his health.