Syracuse University Reacts to al-Megrahi's Release

Protesting Gaddafi's Presence at the United Nations on Sept 23, 2009

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. (VPAF103) will join with the American Libyan Freedom Alliance (ALFA) to Protest Gaddafi's Presence at the United Nations on Sept 23rd in New York City.

An Open Letter to Kenny MacAskill From Carol A. Weikel

Carol Weikel was a friend of William "JR" Giebler who was on board Pan Am Flight 103. She wrote of her reaction in the following letter to Kenny MacAskill which she requested we publish here.

...liberty and justice for all.

Laurie Ciulla speaking at a rally in Englewood, NJ on Aug 30th, 2009.

My name is Laurie Ciulla, and my father, S. Frank Ciulla died on Dec. 21st, 1988.

Lockerbie families raise doubts as Scotland defends release (Christian Science Monitor)

Aug 24, 2009 - Scotland's justice minister, and his party, are in the hot seat after releasing a man convicted of murdering 270. Victims' families demand more information.

Embattled Scottish justice minister Kenny MacAskill, facing a storm of international condemnation for ordering the "compassionate release" of the man convicted of murdering 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie 20 years ago, defended his action before an emergency session of the Scottish parliament on Monday.

US warned Scotland bomber could get hero's welcome (AP)

Aug 28, 2009 - WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder warned his Scottish counterpart in June that the man convicted of blowing U.S.-bound Pan Am Flight 103 out of the sky could get a hero's welcome if allowed to return to Libya, according to the head of a group representing the families of victims.

Holder's warning to Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill came nearly two months before the bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, was released from a Scottish prison and greeted by a cheering crowd on his arrival in Libya last week.

Thank You For Your Love and Support

We are very grateful for all the support that we have received both in the last week 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.

Official Response to the Release of al-Megrahi

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.

A Letter from FBI Directer Mueller to Secretary MacAskill

FBI Director Robert Mueller wrote to Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to express his outrage at al-Megrahi's compassionate release.

my heart is absolutely aching today

In echoing the feelings of many of the family and friends of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103 at the compassionate release of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, Kelly Homan Rodoski, Syracuse University '92, said "my heart is absolutely aching today."

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