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Labour did 'all it could' to secure release of Megrahi

The Independent, 8 February 2011
Publié le : 8 février 2011
 Nigel Morris and Kim Sengupta 

"Gordon Brown's government did "all it could" to help Libya secure the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, a report by Britain's top civil servant concluded yesterday.

"Sir Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, said that ministers developed a policy which was designed to "facilitate" the release of the Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

"The Scottish government claimed that the Brown administration altered its position because of "commercial considerations" - including lobbying by BP, which was preparing to develop oilfields off the Libyan coast."

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