Abandoned by Gaddafi, Lockerbie Bomber near death in Tripoli

Little more than one week ago, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi celebrated the second anniversary of his release from prison amid the sound of gunfire in the besieged city of Tripoli.  The convicted Lockerbie Bomber has lived well past the three months that doctors and Scottish officials projected when he was freed to return to his native Libya.  Colonel Gaddafi had arranged for his friend to receive the very best of care which included Abiraterone a costly new hormone based drug developed in London, but not yet approved for use by the NHS.   With the fall of Tripoli and Gaddafi's escape to Zimbabwe, al-Megrahi was left behind to fend for himself.  The UK Daily Mail reports: The Lockerbie bomber was today tracked down in Tripoli lying in a coma and reportedly close to death. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the murder of 270 people in the 1988 airliner bombing, is surviving on an intravenous drip in a room in his family's palatial villa. But family...(Read Full Post)