- Jun 9, 2007
The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is expected to be released next week, the BBC understands.
Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, has been serving his jail sentence at Greenock Prison.
Scottish ministers described the development as "complete speculation".
The Libyan had launched an appeal against his conviction for the murder of 270 people when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie in 1988.
BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Lockerbie bomber 'to be released'
The Libyans, the British, everyone knows the man is innocent, but won't admit it. Just a shame he had to get prostate cancer before getting his freedom. It was the Iranians, not the Libyans...