Jack Straw denies allegations he gave green light to release Megrahi
Michael White and Severin Carrell
"The justice secretary, Jack Straw, today denied fresh allegations that he gave the Scottish government the green light to release Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, in the "overwhelming interests" of wider trade and oil negotiations with the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.
"Alex Salmond's Scottish National party cabinet had the power to free Megrahi and could have refused to do so, said Straw, adding that "Libya could have done nothing about it" and Whitehall would not have interfered. He made his comments as hostility in Scotland over Megrahi's release threatened to damage the SNP strategy for an independence referendum."
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"Jack Straw denies allegations he gave green light to release Megrahi", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 23/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/jack-straw-denies-allegations-he-gave-green-light-to-release-megrahi