I would just be horrified, says Kathleen Flynn who lost her son in the bombing
US officials have said the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing should serve out his sentence following reports that he could be released.
The BBC understands Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who has terminal cancer, is likely to be freed next week.
A US official told the BBC that they had no information that he was set be released on compassionate grounds.
However, he added that the American position remained that Megrahi should complete his jail term in Scotland.
The Scottish Government is currently considering applications for either Megrahi's transfer to a Libyan jail or his release.
James Robbins, BBC diplomatic correspondent
The past few years have seen Libya move from pariah status as a country sponsoring terrorism to a nation now held up as a model for others to follow.
The rewards have been great - Libya's oil industry has been rescued from gradual breakdown by the return of international investment and modernisation.
Colonel Gaddafi himself can attend prestigious international gatherings again. Britain and Libya even co-operate in sharing some intelligence, even if big questions still remain over human freedoms in Libya.
But now differences of view about what should happen to Scotland's Libyan prisoner threaten to upset a clear narrative which Britain and the United States were very happy with.
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