On Recent Events

We, the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc, are devastated and outraged following the recent release of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi from the Scottish prison in Glasgow. This man is the convicted mass murderer of our loved ones -- 270 innocent victims in all. He showed no compassion to them or their families when he placed a bomb aboard Pan Am 103, killing all 259 on board the plane and 11 on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988. Since that time, he was tried and found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison in Scotland. His first appeal was denied; and he withdrew his second appeal. He has shown no remorse or regret or asked forgiveness. We deplore the fact that Scottish Minister Kenny MacAskill decided to release him on any grounds -- compassionate or otherwise. He should have been required to serve out his sentence in Scotland -- ill or not -- as we were promised when he was tried and found guilty in January, 2001.

We are very grateful for all the support that we have received both in recent weeks and the last 20 1/2 years. The response from those we know and don't know has been amazing. We have heard from people all over the world, and we have been deeply touched. It has helped make an unbearable situation a little more tolerable. Furthermore, we have been grateful for the warmth the Scottish people have shown us for over 20 years. Nothing can erase the care and love they've showed to us and our loved ones. We are grateful to the Crown Office for their unending dedication to the prosecution of this case. While we in no way condone the decision or the actions of Mr. MacAskill, one man should in no way represent a whole people. We are actively pursuing the truth to allegations of secret deals between the British Government, the Royal Family, and Libya. We can never forget that those who sponsored and carried out this act of terrorism reside in Libya.

Below is a video from September 23rd, 2009 Libyan Protest of Ghadafi at UN. It was captured generously by Emil Brandafi of Valiant Video Productions

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