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MacAskill will not attend US hearing on bomber release

Scottish ministers and officials have turned down a request to attend a US Senate hearing next week over the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill and the Scottish Prison Service's medical chief Dr Andrew Fraser were invited.

Senators are investigating whether the release of al-Megrahi was linked to an oil deal in Libya involving BP.

Raymond Buchanan reports.

  • 23 Jul 2010