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Century Marks

Release defended: Jim Swire’s daughter Flora was one of the passengers who died aboard Pan Am flight 103 when it was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by terrorists in December 1988. But Swire has praised the Scottish government for releasing from prison Abdelbaset Ali al Megrah Megrahi, the Libyan man known as the Lockerbie bomber. “I am a Christian,” said Swire. “So I would hope that, even if I was convinced that Megrahi was guilty, my Christian compassion and forgiveness would extend to wanting to see him die with his family around him in Libya.” Megrahi was returned to Libya because he has terminal prostate cancer (ENI).


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