Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi
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Senators seeks BP Lockerbie bomber probe

The US Secretary of State is considering a request to examine whether BP lobbied the UK to try to secure the transfer of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.

Hillary Clinton is looking at the request from four senators who claim the firm pressed for the release in the hope of securing an offshore oil deal.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released on compassionate grounds last August.

BP has denied making any representations over his case.

James Robbins reports.

  • 15 Jul 2010
  • From the section UK