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Was Lockerbie bomber release connected to trade deal?

The Sunday newspapers are full of apparently leaked letters from the UK government with regards to potential trade deals in exchange for the transfer of al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber. Despite the fact that the UK government has reiterated the fact that no trade talks were ever intermingled with talk of transferring al-Megrahi back to Libya, there appears to have been significant contact between the UK government, the Scottish government and the Libyan authorities back in 2007.

It is alleged that these talks were entered into around about the time BP won a multibillion-dollar oil exploration contract in Libya. The official line is that the Scottish executive took the decision to release the Lockerbie bomb and the while UK government has had contact in the past regarding this particular individual, it was wholly a Scottish executive decision.

The situation has been further complicated by the fact that members of the Libyan government have already stepped forward to suggest that the release of the prisoner was directly connected to trade talks. It seems that while the UK government and the Libyan authorities had been working together to increase trade between the two countries the ongoing controversy regarding al-Megrahi has had a negative impact upon their short to medium term relationship. Will we ever find out the truth?

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