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Do you want this man to die ?

Mark Sandell Mark Sandell | 13:52 UK time, Monday, 16 August 2010

megrahi.jpg "If I could go back in time, I would have probably been more vague." - Professor Karol Sikora , one of the doctors who advised Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi would die of cancer within 3 months - a year ago.

Plans are being made to celebrate the first anniversary of the Libyan bomber's release from a Scottish prison.

Relatives of his victims - 270 people were blown out of the sky on a Pan Am jet flying over Scotland in 1988- have called the party " a kick in the teeth " and " the craziest thing in the world ".

This time last year, the 58 year old Megrahi was set free and - according to Scottish authorities - "going home to die".

He received a hero's welcome on his return to Tripoli and since then there have been allegations of oil lobbying to get the release, the U.S has asked Scottish Ministers to appear before a hearing (they've refused) and now Megrahi is allegedly receiving life-extending drugs..

In the end though, isn't the anger about the fact he's still alive ? Given that predicting people's life expectancy is an imprecise science, shouldn't people just move on , knowing he'll die one day ?

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