March 13, 1989
Four Scottish constables arrived in Boston to calm families who say they cannot put to rest loved ones killed by a terrorist bomb on Pan Am Flight 103 until the victims' personal belongings are returned to them. The senior police officers wanted to ease the pain and confusion felt by many families of the 259 victims whose possessions have been withheld during the investigation of the Dec. 21 plane explosion over Lockerbie, Scotland.
October 7, 1997 |
A dispute pitting Libya against the United States and Britain over the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, will be heard by the World Court in The Hague next week. The case centers on an international push for the surrender and prosecution of two Libyan nationals implicated in the bombing, which killed 270 people. The court announced that hearings will begin Monday and continue for eight days.
April 3, 1989
A campaign to raise a $2.5 million reward for the capture of the terrorists responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 will be launched today in Washington, a London newspaper reported. The Sunday Telegraph said that Bruce Smith, whose British wife, Ingrid, was one of 270 people who were killed when the Boeing 747 exploded Dec. 21 over Lockerbie, Scotland, will announce the campaign.
March 7, 1999 |
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi discussed his Lockerbie impasse with the West on Saturday in talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that are expected to last at least one more day, presidential sources said. Kadafi will hold a news conference at the end of his talks with Mubarak on Monday, Egyptian Information Minister Safwat Sharif said. The Libyan leader is due to leave Egypt on Friday. There was no further word about the progress of the talks. The U.N.
May 7, 1996 |
Relatives of the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, have begun taking advantage of a change in federal law that allows them to sue Libya for its alleged role in the 1988 terrorist attack that killed 270 people. In Washington, lawyers for M. Victoria Cummock of Coral Gables, Fla., whose husband died in the attack, filed a $1-billion class action lawsuit against Libya, the two alleged bombers, Libyan Arab Airlines and the Libyan External Security Organization.
August 13, 2003 |
The United States and Britain have reached an understanding with Libya under which Moammar Kadafi's government would renounce terrorism, accept responsibility for the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, and compensate families of the 270 victims, U.N. diplomats and an attorney said Tuesday. The diplomats, on condition of anonymity, said an agreement could be signed as early as today, paving the way for a U.N. Security Council resolution to lift sanctions against Libya.