NJ senators speak out on Lockerbie bomber release

On the anniversary of the Lockerbie bomber release, New Jersey's two senators spoke out, renewing their call for an investigation into the shortening of his

EDISON - On the anniversary of the Lockerbie bomber release, New Jersey's two senators spoke out, renewing their call for an investigation into the shortening of his sentence.

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds one year ago after serving eight years of a life sentence for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The attack killed 270 people, including 38 from New Jersey.

During a press conference today, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) said they plan to release a letter to the British, Scottish, Libyan and Qatari governments citing evidence of commercial pressures influencing his release.

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