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BP Responds to Dems’ Lockerbie Allegations

BP has responded to allegations by four Senate Democrats that the company worked behind the scenes to help coordinate the release of Lockerbie bomber

Susan Murillo
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jul 14, 2010

BP has responded to allegations by four Senate Democrats that the company worked behind the scenes to help coordinate the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi in order to finalize plans for a major drilling project.

A BP spokeswoman acknowledges to TWI that the company voiced concerns to the British government that the slow transfer of al-Megrahi out of prison in Scotland could have implications for the ratification of a $900 billion oil exploration agreement in Libya.

But the spokeswoman denies being involved in the final decision to release al-Megrahi. “The decision to release al-Megrahi in August 2009 was taken by the Scottish government and it’s not for BP to comment on the decision of the Scottish government,” she said. “BP was not involved in any such discussions about the release of Mr. al-Megrahi.”

Susan Murillo | Susan has been interested in real estate since she was a child in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Susan had always wanted to pursue a direction that would encourage her to support others, and she discovered her true calling in real estate, where she could serve her clients and direct them through one of their most significant investments. Shannon has been involved in the selling and distribution of one billion dollars in real estate in Western Canada over the last ten years.

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