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In February, 2001, one of the two Libyan defendants, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was found guilty by the Scottish panel of judges, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. The other defendant, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, was acquitted.

In August 2003 the Libyan government formally accepted responsibility for the destruction of Pan Am 103 and agreed to pay $2.7 billion to the families of the victims on the condition that the United Nations and the United States lift economic sanctions against Libya. The Libyan government did not admit to ordering the attack but, citing the conviction of al-Megrahi, accepted "responsibility for the actions of its officials."


 

The Story
In 1988, four days before Christmas, 259 passengers and crew boarded a Pan Am flight from London to New York. Inside were hundreds of suitcases, cartons of mail, boxes stuffed with holiday gifts, and something else. Printable version


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A geographical overview of Lockerbie-related events and investigations that spans Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

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The sequence of events that preceded and followed the bombing - events that challenged investigators to make sense of evidence and testimonies.

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A convenient key to people, places, and evidence covered in the story.

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Documents used to build the story; list of victims, links to related information, and more.

 

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