EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s justice secretary will make an announcement in the next 10 days on the fate of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, a spokeswoman said on Monday.
“He’s canceled all engagements to consider this matter. We do expect a decision very soon and he’ll make a public statement on his decision,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the announcement should be made “within the next 10 days.”
Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of plotting the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988, killing all 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground. He is serving a 27 year sentence in a Scottish prison.