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Deal with Lockerbie bomber: US

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton told Libyan opposition leaders that they must deal with the case of the only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. The bomber "should be behind bars," she said.

world Updated: Sep 03, 2011 00:20 IST

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton told Libyan opposition leaders that they must deal with the case of the only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. The bomber "should be behind bars," she said.

Meeting with senior members of Libya's National Transitional Council, Clinton said Abdel Baset al-Megrahi's release from prison and the current status of the former Libyan intelligence officer are of deep concern.

Al-Megrahi was released in 2009 on compassionate grounds, eight years into a life sentence in Scotland, after doctors predicted he would die of prostate cancer within three months. A jumbo jet with 243 passengers and 16 crew members was destroyed by bomb in December 1998. Atleast 11 people in Lockerbie, southern Scotland, were also killed.