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22/08/2011 09:05 BST | Updated 22/10/2011 06:12 BST

Lockerbie Bomber Should Be Brought To Britain, Argues MP

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing should be brought back to Britain if Muammar Gaddafi's regime falls, an MP has insisted.

Tory Robert Halfon said extradition to the United States should also be considered so Abdelbaset al-Megrahi does not continue a "life of luxury" in Libya.

Megrahi's release from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds in 2009 sparked fury on both sides of the Atlantic.

He is still alive despite doctors suggesting that prostate cancer meant he was likely to die within months.

Mr Halfon, whose family was driven out of Libya after Gaddafi took power, said: "The release of al-Megrahi marked the low point of Britain's appeasement of Gaddafi.

"We should make every effort to bring him back so he can spend the rest of his time in prison where he belongs.

"Or he should spend the rest of his life in a Libyan jail, or be extradited to the US.

"We should do everything in our power to make sure he is in jail, rather than living a life of luxury."