( 4UMF NEWS ) Lockerbie Bomber Hospitalized:
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi‘s was taken from his Tripoli home to a private hospital, his brother Abdulhakim told Reuters on Friday. “His health began to deteriorate quickly and we were worried about him, so took him immediately to the hospital where he is receiving a blood transfusion,” he said.
Al-Megrahi’s son on Saturday told NBC News his father’s condition is bad and he has already been in Tripoli Medical Center hospital for three days. He has had several blood and has been on chemotherapy, the son said.
The Megrahi family has been quoted by several news agencies as saying the convicted Lockerbie bomber is “fighting for his life.”
Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 as it flew to New York from London. All 259 people aboard the airliner were killed and 11 others on the ground in the Scottish town of Lockerbie died from falling wreckage.
- Convicted Lockerbie bomber hospitalized, family says (worldnews.msnbc.msn.com)
- Lockerbie bomber in hospital (independent.co.uk)
- Lockerbie bomber health deteriorating, says family (sacbee.com)
- Reports: Lockerbie Bomber Hospitalized (myfoxphoenix.com)