Abedelbaset Ali al-Megrahi Dead: First Photos From Funeral Of Lockerbie Bomber (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: Updated: 21/05/2012 15:14

Convicted terrorist Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was buried on Monday in his home county of Libya.

Pallbearers carried his coffin, draped in a white sheet, during a ceremony in Janzur, a suburb west of the Libyan capital.

The 59-year-old died in Tripoli, his brother confirmed on Sunday.

Megrahi was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 bombing of a US airliner over the Scottish town which claimed 270 lives.

He was released from jail on August 20 2009 on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and sent home to Tripoli with an estimated three months to live.

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  • Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, boards a plane at Glasgow airport from Greenock Prison on August 20, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland. Abdelbaset ali al-Megrahi had been serving a life sentence for the 1988 Pan-AM flight 103 Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people. Megrahi, who is terminally ill with prostate cancer, served eight years of a life sentence and following today's decision, has been released on compassionate grounds to go home to spend his remaining days with his family in Libya.

  • Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi arrives at Glasgow airport to board a plane after arriving from Greenock Prison on August 20, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi arrives at Glasgow airport to board a plane after arriving from Greenock Prison on August 20, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi arrives at Glasgow airport to board a plane after arriving from Greenock Prison on August 20, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • A man protests as a police convoy escorts Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the only person convicted for downing a US passenger jet that killed 270 people over Lockerbie, from Greenock prison to Glasgow airport in Scotland, on August 20, 2009.

  • This Dec. 22, 1988, file photo shows police and investigators looking at what remains of the flight deck of Pan Am 103 on a field in Lockerbie, Scotland.

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