Skip to content
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal

Cameron meets senators over Lockerbie suspicions

US senators suspect BP and Libya conducted an oil deal in return for the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
Jul 21st 2010, 11:12 AM 188 0

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has met with US senators who believe that BP may have made an deal in exchange for the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Senators believe that Libya, an oil-rich country, struck a profitable oil deal with BP in return for Scotland allowing the Lockerbie bomber to return home.

Al-Megrahi was released from his prison sentence by the Scottish authorities on compassionate grounds, following a medical report that said he had no more than three months to live as he was suffering from terminal cancer.

However, al-Megrahi is still alive one year later.

The Scottish government said yesterday that it had published all information relating to al-Megrahi’s release ‘where we had the necessary permission to do so’.

Senators met with Cameron for nearly an hour last night to discuss an investigation into the possible oil deal that might have secured al-Megrahi’s release.

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

New York senator Chuck Schumer said: “We made the case that there’s just too much suspicion here to sort of brush this aside.”

However, while Cameron condemned the prisoner’s release, he seems reluctant to investigate the possibility of an oil deal being struck between BP and Libya. He has already quashed calls for an investigation in the UK.

Send a tip to the author

Jennifer Wade

COMMENTS

    Back to top