CNN found al-Megrahi under the care of his family in his Tripoli villa, surviving on oxygen and an intravenous drip.
Al-Megrahi was released from jail on compassionate grounds in 2009 after serving eight years of a twenty-seven-year sentence for his involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988. All 259 passengers and crew aboard the plane, plus eleven people in the Scottish town of Lockerbie, were killed.
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- CNN Exclusive: Lockerbie bomber comatose, near death, family says (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi ‘at death’s door’ – The Guardian (news.google.com)