US media reported that US Attorney General William Barr intends to bring criminal charges today, Monday, to a former Libyan intelligence officer in the “Lockerbie” bombing case, which left 270 people dead in 1988, most of them Americans. Washington will demand that he be deported to US soil in preparation for his trial.
And CNN reported that Minister Bar intends to press charges against a former Libyan intelligence officer in the case of the US plane bombing over Lockerbie.
The American Network quoted 3 officials familiar with the file, saying that the former Libyan intelligence officer, Abu Aqila Masoud, will be charged for his role in the bombing of the plane.
A report by the Wall Street Journal indicated that Washington would demand the deportation of the officer detained by the Libyan authorities to the US, for trial before a federal court.
It is noteworthy that Monday marks the 32nd anniversary of the bombing of the American plane over the village of Lockerbie in Scotland, while it was on a flight from London to New York.
Libyan citizen Abdul Basit al-Megrahi was the only one convicted in 2001 for the crime of bombing the plane, before his death from cancer in 2012.