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Lockerbie Victims' Lawyers Met Gaddafi Son in London

Lawyers for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing met a son of Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi this week and emerged more convinced that Libya wants to settle the matter, according to a letter to their clients. A source close to governmental talks between Libya, the United States and Britain told Reuters on March 11 that Tripoli had agreed to accept responsibility for the bombing and compensate the victims’ families. But U.S. officials later said it may be weeks, if ever, before a final agreement is signed, sealed and announced. The key sticking point on the matter has been Libya’s acceptance of responsibility for the bombing rather than the compensation, which was largely agreed last year and could reach $10 million per victim, or about $2.7 billion in total. Lawyers for families of some of the 270 people killed when Pan Am 103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie told their clients in a letter they met the lead Libyan negotiator as well as Gaddafi’s son, Seif el Islam Gaddafi, this week. Full Story

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