Senators continue to fight release of terrorist
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NEW YORK STATE -- New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on the U.S. state department to pressure officials in London to bring the man responsible for the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing back to prison.
Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi's life sentence in a Scottish prison was cut short last August when a doctor said he had three months to live because of cancer. He was released on compassionate grounds and returned home to Libya.
But now, that same doctor says al-Megrahi could live another ten years.
The Scottish government is refusing to investigate and the senators are concerned the doctors who consulted with the Justice Secretary were paid by the Libyan government and encouraged to provide a life expectancy of three months.
Al-Megrahi is responsible for the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland back in 1988. Thirty-five Syracuse University students and other Upstate New Yorkers aboard the flight were killed.