The British government decided it was in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.Gordon Browns government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.
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Documents reveal orchestrated campaign by ministers, mandarins and royalty Terry Macalister The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009 Marsa El-Brega was once a tiny Libyan fishing village on the most southerly tip of the Mediterranean – now it is a thriving port handling 300 ocean-going ships a year and, with the help of Shell, is poised [...]
Secret documents uncover UK’s interest in Libyan oil Negotiations fuel rumours of commercial deal behind Megrahi’s release Terry Macalister The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009 Libya has been courted by Prince Charles, government ministers and Foreign Office mandarins on a dozen or more occasions in pursuit of lucrative oil and gas contracts. Documents obtained by [...]