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Libya May Consider Paying Compensation to Lockerbie Victims

HeadlineFeb 01, 2001

Libya said today it may consider paying compensation to the Lockerbie victims, but it will never accept responsibility for the bombing. Amid conflicting signals from the Tripoli government, Washington and London united in insisting that Libya must pay up and accept the blame. Libyan state-run television said yesterday a Libyan convicted of murdering 270 people in the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing would lodge an appeal. It said defense lawyers would appeal within two weeks against the court’s verdict on Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Another Libyan was found not guilty by the special Scottish court sitting in the Netherlands.

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