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Libya opens probe into Lockerbie suspect’s extradition to US


BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s chief prosecutor says that he is opening an investigation into the extradition of a Libyan national accused of making the bomb that downed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. U.S. authorities announced they had arrested former intelligence officer Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi on Sunday. The following day he appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C. and was charged with an act of international terrorism. Libyan prosecutor Al-Siddiq Al-Sour said on Wednesday Libya’s investigation has been opened following a complaint from Mas’ud’s family that his extradition was not lawful. Al-Sour later confirmed the investigation with The Associated Press but did not provide further details. Libya and the U.S. have no formal extradition agreement.

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