Tories want Megrahi evidence released

The Conservatives have urged the Scottish Government to release the medical evidence on which it based its decision to free the Lockerbie bomber.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released from Greenock prison on compassionate grounds two years ago, after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given three months to live.

Megrahi gave up his appeal against conviction for the murder of 270 people shortly before his release.

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The Scottish Government has asked Westminster to set aside data protection rules to allow the release of more details about Megrahi’s abandoned appeal.

However Scottish Conservative justice spokesman, David McLetchie MSP said: “If any information is to be released then it should be all the medical evidence as to why the SNP government set Megrahi free, something it has consistently refused to do.”