US to announce new criminal charges Monday in Pan Am terrorist bombing

In one of Attorney General William Barr’s final acts leading the Justice Department, he plans to announce on Monday criminal charges against an alleged bombmaker in the terrorist bombing of Pam Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, に 1988.

The former Libyan intelligence officer Abu Agila Masud is expected to be charged for his involvement in the bombing, according to three officials familiar briefed on the matter.
Monday is the 32nd anniversary of the attack, which killed 270 人, the majority of whom were Americans. The Pan Am Boeing 747 was en route from London to New York.
The announcement also brings Barr’s service as attorney generala position he’s held twicefull circle.
     A Mock-Up Of The Explosives-Loaded Toshiba Cassette Recorder Which Blew Up Pan Am Flight 103 Over Lockerbie In 1988 Is On Display January 31, 2001

    先週, when he told President Donald Trump of his resignation, Barr asked to delay his departure by a week so he could announce the Lockerbie charges, one of the sources said.
    Early in his tenure at the department under President George H.W. ブッシュ, Barr had announced charges against two other Libyan intelligence-linked men, Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifah Fhimah, whom the US accused of placing explosives in a portable cassette and radio that was inside a suitcase on the plane.
    Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi later accepted Libya’s responsibility for the bombing.
    But because of difficulty bringing them to the US, the men were tried instead by a Scottish court sitting in neutral Netherlands.
    The trial resulted in an acquittal of Fhimah and a conviction of Megrahi. Megrahi, sentenced to 27 刑務所での年, was released from prison after being diagnosed with cancer. 彼 で死亡しました 2012.
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    The new case is expected to be filed by prosecutors in Washington, DC.
    Masud is believed to be in Libya. But US authorities have plotted out a less complicated court procedure than before.
    Officials say the US is having conversations with Libya to take custody of Masud, and with Scottish authorities who may be able to provide evidence.
    The US response to the bombing stuck with Barr into recent years.
      At a memorial for the victims in 2019, Barr saidnothing was more important to mewhen he first served as attorney general in the 1990s than investigating the bombing.
      Roses adorn the Lockerbie memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in the U.S.

      I must say that, to this day, I am not satisfied with our country’s overall response to the attack. I never thought that putting two Libyan intelligence officers on trial should be the sum and substance of our response,” Barr said at the Arlington Cemetery ceremony last year.

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