US Senator seeks Lockerbie `whistleblowers`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:42

Washington: A US senator investigating the Lockerbie bomber`s release called today for "whistleblowers" with behind-the-scenes knowledge of the controversy to share
their secrets with his probe.

"All correspondence will remain confidential and identities will not be disclosed unless permission is granted," Democratic Senator Robert Menendez promised
potential sources nearly one year after the bomber was freed.

The lawmaker`s office said it was "interested in hearing
from whistleblowers" with information on a wide range of
issues tied to the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi
in August 2009 on compassionate grounds.

Menendez sought details of: Talks between oil giant BP
and Libya from 2003 onward; discussions between Britain`s
government and BP regarding oil and gas exploration in Libya
from 2003 onward; negotiations between Britain and Libya
from 2003 onward; and Megrahi`s health before and after his
release.
Menendez also sought information about the British,
Libyan, and Scottish governments` "perspective" on Megrahi`s
release; the Scottish medical community`s view of Megrahi`s
diagnosis; and the bomber`s legal representation throughout
the process.
The Scottish government freed Megrahi on grounds he was
suffering from terminal cancer and had only three months to
live, but he is still alive in his native Libya almost a year
later.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 13:42

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