The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has commented following reports that al-Megrahi has died at home in Libya, after a long battle with cancer.
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, 59, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 bombing of a US airliner which claimed 270 lives.
Although this is an end to a chapter of one of the worst terrorist events in Scotland there should be no celebration that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has died. Instead it should act as spur to establish the facts, including whether crucial forensic evidence was withheld from the trial.
– Willie Rennie, Scottish Liberal Democrats Leader
The Leader of the Scottish Labour Party has apologised to the victims of the Lockerbie bombing for al-Megrahi's early release from prison. He was speaking following reports that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has died at his home in Libya.
Three years ago the Scottish government chose to release him on the pretext he had just three months to live. That was an insult to the victims. At this moment let me, on behalf of the people of Scotland, apologise to the families of all the victims of the Lockerbie bombing, for his early release."