Re "Gravely ill Lockerbie bomber wins early release," Aug 21, and "An ugly act of 'mercy,' " Editorial, Aug. 21
I agree that the release of the Lockerbie bomber was disgusting. Even more disgusting was the hero's welcome given to this criminal in Libya, as you reported. That country, where they care so little for innocent human life, should be the target of boycotts. Where are the church leaders and academic groups?
Today, for the first time, I am ashamed to be Scottish. To allow a man duly convicted of the brutal mass murder of 270 innocent men and women to ever see the light of day, much less be allowed to board an airplane and go home a free man, is an extreme miscarriage of justice. If this monster had served a hundred lifetimes in prison, the punishment would still not be sufficient.
Come again? The Scottish government released the only man convicted of the Lockerbie plane bombing as part of its compassionate release program? Because it seemed unkind to let him die of cancer in prison?