Now that the United States is asking for Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to be held responsible for the Lockerbie bombing, Libyan Rebels are telling officials he is near death. The Associated Press is reporting that the Libyan Rebels will not support deporting the convicted bomber to complete his sentence after officials were scammed into thinking his was months from death. It appears this time, he really is.
The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has been found apparently comatose in a palatial villa in north Tripoli.
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is slipping in and out of a coma and only being kept alive with oxygen and an intravenous drip, according to relatives attending him at the property, which they said had been ransacked by looters who plundered all his medicine.
Megrahi, last seen at a televised rally in Tripoli last month alongside Muammar Gaddafi, was tracked down by CNN international correspondent Nic Robertson.”He appears to be a shell of the man that he was, far sicker than he appeared before … at death’s door,” Robertson said.
Megrahi’s son, Khaled, told the broadcaster: “There is no doctor, there is nobody to ask and we don’t have a phone line to call anybody.”
Megrahi was discovered as the Libyan rebels’ National Transitional Council (NTC) ruled out extraditing him to Britain. The justice minister, Mohammed al-Alagi, said: “We will not give any Libyan citizen to the west. Megrahi has already been judged once and he will not be judged again. We do not hand over Libyan citizens. Gaddafi does.”