Funeral of Lockerbie bomber

The funeral of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has taken place at Tripoli's main cemetery. He died yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

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Al-Megrahi's funeral to take place today in Tripoli

Al-Megrahi will be buried in Tripoli's main cemetry, according to a Libyan news agency Credit: Reuters

The funeral of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi will take place later today in Tripoli's main cemetry, according to a Libyan news agency.

The funeral was initially expected to take place on the day of Megrahi's death, in line with Islamic tradition, but was put off to allow relatives to come from Sebha, his hometown in the South of the country.

Cameron rules out fresh inquiry into al-Megrahi conviction

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi IN 1988 Credit: Press Association

David Cameron has dismissed calls for a fresh inquiry into the conviction of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.

The Prime Minister also reiterated his stance that the Libyan terrorist should never have been released from jail on compassionate grounds nearly three years ago.

The Prime Minister said thoughts should be with the people who died in the "appalling terrorist act" and the the suffering their families have endured.

He said he is clear the court case was "properly run and properly dealt with"

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Cameron rejects Megrahi probe plea

David Cameron has dismissed calls for a fresh inquiry into the conviction of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in the wake of his death.

The Prime Minister also reiterated his stance that the Libyan terrorist should never have been released from jail on compassionate grounds nearly three years ago.

Former Libyan intelligence officer Megrahi was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 bombing of a US airliner over the Scottish town which claimed 270 lives.

Victim's sister demands Lockerbie inquiry

Jean Berkley, whose son Alistair died in the atrocity, said Megrahi's death would not change her determination to see a full public inquiry.

I would say our focus has never been on Megrahi, he is part of a much larger picture. His death does not change anything and we still want an inquiry. There are still all these unanswered questions and his death doesn't change that.

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Sister of Lockerbie victim: Our key to find out what happened is gone

Pamela Dix, who lost her brother Peter, 35, in the bombing said she fears she will never know what really happened.

It closes the door. Megrahi dies a convicted man and our key to finding out what happened is gone and we will never have the opportunity to hear from him now.

I don't take one view or another of him, I don't know for sure if he was involved but it is a very disturbing thing that time is marching on and we don't have answers.

With the best will in the world, unless we get people like the Prime Minister determined to get to the bottom of it, which he is not, you can only do so much.

Mother of Lockerbie victim: Megrahi now has to face God

American Eileen Monetti, who lost her 20-year-old son Rick in the bombing, said she could not celebrate Megrahi's death.

He now has to face his God and deal with judgment whatever it is. I'm in no position to judge but I do feel that it isn't going to change my life that much, I mean he already did a lot of changing to my life.

I was surprised, but I'm not jumping up and down, I don't celebrate any death. I was very angry when he was released back to Libya and campaigns against his conviction grew.

Certainly campaigns for his innocence have added to the stress that families have been under already.

Menzies Campbell: Outstanding questions have died with Megrahi

This brings to a satisfactory end a controversial series of events which began with the terrible and tragic loss of life over Lockerbie.

The decision to release Mr Megrahi was ill-judged and undermined confidence in the Scottish legal system. Answers to many of the outstanding questions have died with Mr Megrahi.

– Former Liberal Democrat leader and Scottish QC Sir Menzies Campbell
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