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Bereaved father commends 'brave' decision

Doctor Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora was killed in the Lockerbie bombing, has praised the Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill for his ''brave'' decision in releasing Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi from jail on compassionate grounds.

The convicted bomber has terminal cancer and is being allowed to return home to Libya to die.


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