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Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies in Tripoli

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies in Tripoli
Key Info
  • Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies in Tripoli
  • Duration: 02:25
  • Mike Woolridge gives an account of the controversial indictment, trial and conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988. The report refers to the evidence on which the conviction was made and concerns raised by his lawyers as well as some of the families of the victims themselves in the following years. The identification of the bombers and the release of al-Megrahi remain controversial issues despite his death in 2012.First broadcast on BBC News Africa online in May 2012.
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  • Keywords: terrorism, terror, terrorist, USA, Libya, Scotland, conflict, Gaddafi, Scottish, Libyan, al-Megragi, BBCnewsonline, BBCnewsAfrica
Ideas for use in class
  • There remains a debate about the role of evidence in the trial of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and this could form a part of a debate in terms of the way evidence is interpreted. The way in which the political relationship between Libya and the West changes over time and the causes and motives for this are a useful point of discussion for older pupils studying History or Politics. This tackles a potentially emotive issue which remains current and will need careful introduction. Take time to view the section of the documentary beforehand and set it within the context of the overall context of the topic being taught.The contextual article which goes with the news clip can be found here
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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