Lockerbie case still open, Scotland says

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 21 (UPI) -- The death of the man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, should end the conspiracy theories, the Scottish government said.

Scotland keen on transparency on Megrahi

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Scottish government is determined to ensure the public of transparency involving the Lockerbie bombing case, the justice secretary said.

Homicides up in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The homicide rate in Scotland rose 18 percent in a year, officials said Wednesday, an increase the justice minister blamed on "bargain basement booze."
Dealing over Lockerbie bomber revealed

Dealing over Lockerbie bomber revealed

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Scottish government tried to make a deal with London to free the Lockerbie bomber as early as 2007, a leaked e-mail reveals.
Megrahi's survival based on estimates

Megrahi's survival based on estimates

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The three-month life expectancy for the Lockerbie bomber was an estimate based on a median survival rate for his type of cancer, a Scottish report found.

Lawmakers in Scotland for Megrahi probe

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Scottish officials said they are to meet with U.S. lawmakers Thursday who are investigating the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Megrahi diagnosis questioned

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- With British oil company BP set to drill for oil in Libya, doctors who treated the Lockerbie bomber are questioning his 2009 release on compassionate grounds.
Probe deepens in Megrahi release

Probe deepens in Megrahi release

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- It is time for the Scottish government to release the full medical reports tied to the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, Scottish lawmakers said.

Megrahi illness not faked, doctors say

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The illness plaguing the Lockerbie bomber released for what U.S. lawmakers believe was an oil-related move could not be faked, an oncologist said.
Scotland says enough is enough on Megrahi

Scotland says enough is enough on Megrahi

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers must put an end to their claims that there were economic motives behind the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, a Scottish official said.
Scotland hits back on Lockerbie case

Scotland hits back on Lockerbie case

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 26 (UPI) -- Scotland wants Washington to disclose information on the release of the Lockerbie bomber amid allegations U.S. officials put pressure on the deal.
Scotland deflects Megrahi concerns

Scotland deflects Megrahi concerns

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) -- Controversy in Washington is centered on the possible link between a Libyan oil deal with BP and the former British government, Scottish officials say.

Lockerbie bomber still alive

TRIPOLI, Libya, May 20 (UPI) -- Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi is still alive nine months after the Scottish government released him on compassionate grounds, it was revealed.

250-year-old conviction to be reconsidered

GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Scotland's justice secretary has agreed to hear an argument to overturn a murder conviction from more than 250 years ago.

Megrahi innocent, says Gadhafi's son

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie bomber released on compassionate grounds, is innocent, says Moammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam.
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Kenneth "Kenny" Wright MacAskill (born 28 April 1958) is the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Eastern, formerly Edinburgh East and Musselburgh since 2007. He was previously a regional MSP for Lothian since 1999.

MacAskill was born in Edinburgh and was educated at Linlithgow Academy before studying law at the University of Edinburgh. After completing his training at a firm in Glasgow, he set up Erskine MacAskill. He is married with two sons.

He came to prominence inside the SNP through his activities in the left wing 79 Group and became a party office bearer. In the 1980s he led the "Can't Pay, Won't Pay" campaign in opposition to the Poll Tax. It was widely known that he often disagreed politically with Alex Salmond, leader of the SNP through the 1990s, and he was at one stage viewed as belonging to the SNP Fundamentalist camp, being perceived to be allied to figures such as Jim Sillars and Alex Neil within the party.

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