Reuters: Abu Agila to be arraigned in US court Wednesday

Reuters has reported that the Libyan former intelligence operative, Abu Agila Masud Al-Mariami, who is suspected of making the bomb that blew up “Pan Am flight 103” over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and killed 270 people, will be arraigned in a US court on Wednesday, where prosecutors are also expected to ask for him to be detained through trial.

According to Reuters, US prosecutors do not intend to seek the death penalty for Al-Mariami (71) because it was not legally available at the time the crimes were committed.

Al-Mariami is the first suspect in the attack to face criminal charges in the United States, and Reuters said that it took many years for the FBI to piece together enough evidence before it could apprehend and extradite Abu Agila to the US.


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