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Scottish public 'back Megrahi release'

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The former presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, Lord Steel, has said that the Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill was right to release Abdelbaset Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds.

Speaking on Today, the former Liberal Party leader said that even though he believed the decision was "a bit ham-fisted" it was the correct one and that "most people" in Scotland agreed with it.

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