New York News
7:41 am
Mon May 21, 2012

NY Politicians, Parents Denounce al-Megrahi

Senator Charles Schumer says it's a "grave injustice" that the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 was allowed to die in freedom rather than behind bars.   

The plane crash in Lockerbie, Scotland, took a heavy toll on New York, with 35 Syracuse University students among the 270 victims. Susan Cohen, the mother of one of those students, says the death of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is no reason to stop investigating who was behind the blast. Al-Megrahi's death was announced Sunday.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the death of al-Megrahi, along with that of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, bring to a close the miscarriage of justice that brought so much pain to the families of Lockerbie victims.

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