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Aug232011

Scottish Authorities Seeking Whereabouts of Freed Lockerbie Bomber

Freed Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi wears a medical as he sits on a wheelchair during a meeting with an African delegation at a hospital in Tripoli on September 9, 2009. MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- It was exactly two years ago that Scottish authorities released Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from prison on humanitarian grounds.

There were reports that al-Megrahi, the only person found guilty in the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie that killed 270 people, was dying of cancer and wanted to spend his final days in his homeland of Libya.

Over objections of the U.S. State Department, al-Megrahi was freed and received a hero's welcome in Tripoli, much to the disgust of the families of the bomber's American victims.

Since then, al-Meghrai has yet to succumb to his supposedly terminal illness.

With Moammar Gadhafi seemingly out of power in Libya, Scottish authorities overseeing the Lockerbie bomber's parole want to reach al-Megrahi immediately.

As of now, his whereabouts are unknown.  Scottish officials know that al-Megrahi is still alive since he was seen with Gadhafi at a rally as recently as last month.

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