Press Release

Gillibrand Urges Libyan Transitional National Council To Hold Lockberbie Bomber Accountable For Terrorism

Aug 22, 2011

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today urging the Libyan Transitional National Council to hold Abdelbaset al-Megrahi fully accountable for his terrorist actions in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103:

“The release of al-Megrahi was a total miscarriage of justice. Seeing him participate in good health at a pro-Qaddafi rally recently was another slap in the face not just for the families of the Lockerbie victims, but for all Americans and all nations of the world who are committed to bringing terrorists to justice. The transitional government should immediately seek justice and hold this terrorist accountable by sending him back to prison. If we’re ever going to win the fight against international terrorism, the rule of law must hold strong.”