August 20th, 2009
07:50 PM ET

Your Opinion: Lockerbie Bomber Released

December 21, 1988:  A bomb explodes on Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.

January 31, 2001:  Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi is convicted of murdering 270 people and given a life sentence in Scotland.

August 20, 2009:  Scottish officials release al Megrahi from prison on "compassionate grounds" because he has terminal cancer and isn't expected to live much longer.  Al Megrahi returns to his home in Libya.

There was a lot of anger over this story on Thursday, when relatives of the bombing victims said justice definitely wasn't served.  But there were some people who agreed with al Megrahi's release, saying compassion was appropriate.  Please let us know what you think by leaving your comment below.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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