Lockerbie Bomber Withdraws Appeal against Conviction
The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has applied to abandon his second appeal against his conviction, his lawyers have said.
The news comes after it was reported that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi looked set to be freed on compassionate grounds next week, the BBC reported.
The Libyan, who has terminal cancer, is serving a life sentence for the murder of 270 people in December 1988.
Lawyers said his condition had taken a "significant turn for the worse".
The Scottish Government insisted that the move was unconnected to any decision it would make about transferring Megrahi to Libya or releasing him on compassionate grounds.
A prisoner transfer cannot take place if criminal proceedings are active. However, the appeal does not need to be dropped to allow his release on compassionate grounds.
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