The UK feared harsh action by Libya against British interests if the Lockerbie bomber died in jail, cables published by Wikileaks claim. ... The Scottish government released Megrahi in August 2009 on compassionate grounds because he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. He returned to Libya and is still alive. ... The British ambassador in Libya allegedly told a US diplomat that the Libyans could "cut us off at the knees".
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