GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
January 31, 2001: A Libyan intelligence agent is found guilty of murdering 270 people in the 1988 Pan Am Lockerbie bombing.

Abdel Basset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi is found guilty of murder and is sentenced to life in a Glasgow, Scotland, prison. A second man charged in the bombing, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, is found not guilty of murder and freed. The trial was held in a Netherlands courtroom under Scottish law.

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A life sentence was handed down to a Libyan intelligence agent convicted of planting the bomb onboard Pan Am flight 103. Libyan leader Qaddafi says he will unveil new evidence on Monday that proves the agent is innocent. (February 2001)

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NewsHour discusses today's verdict in the 1988 Pan Am flight 103 bombing case. (January 2001)