10/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jack Straw Denies Claims That Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Was Released For Libyan Oil

The justice secretary, Jack Straw, today denied fresh allegations that he gave the Scottish government the green light to release Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, in the "overwhelming interests" of wider trade and oil negotiations with the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

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