Schumer wants UN to condemn al-Megrahi ceremony
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the United Nations to condemn Libya for the "welcome home" ceremony for the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was released from Scottish prison Thursday on compassionate grounds because he has terminal cancer. He was greeted by cheering crowds on his return home to Libya, and he was even welcomed by Lybian leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Schumer wants the UN to introduce a resolution condemning the ceremony and asking for an apology.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing, which killed 270 people, including dozens from Upstate New York.