Lockerbie bombing suspect in US custody

Wrecked homes are seen after the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. (Martin Cleaver/AP)

So much has occurred between the Pan Am Flight 103 explosion over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the US taking custody of suspect Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi.

This is a brief timeline of the occasions which have occurred because the bombing:

Dec. 21, 1988: Pan Am Flight 103 explodes 31,000 ft over Lockerbie, Scotland, 38 minutes after takeoff from London. The 259 individuals on board the New York-bound Boeing 747 are killed, together with 11 individuals on the bottom.

July 1990: The British Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Investigation Department formally stories that an explosive machine triggered the explosion.

Nov. 13, 1991: US and British investigators indict Libyans Megrahi and Fhimah on 270 counts of homicide, conspiracy to homicide and violating Britain’s 1982 Aviation Safety Act. The lads are accused of being Libyan intelligence brokers.

Dec. 15, 1998: A US appeals courtroom guidelines family of the 189 People killed within the bombing can sue Libya for its doable position in sponsoring the assault.

April 5, 1999: Libya palms over the suspects to the United Nations. They’re taken to the Netherlands to face trial.

Could 3, 2000: The trial of suspects Megrahi and Fhimah begins.

Jan. 31, 2001: Megrahi is discovered responsible and jailed for no less than 27 years. Fhimah is discovered not responsible.

October 2008: It’s introduced that Megrahi is affected by terminal most cancers.

November 2008: Then-US Sen. Frank Lautenberg introduced at a press convention that the households of American victims of the Pan-Am bombing have obtained last compensation from the Libyan authorities. Every household obtained about $10 million, paid in installments between 2004 and 2008.

Aug. 20, 2009: Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill pronounces that Megrahi can be launched from jail on compassionate grounds resulting from his terminal most cancers. After being launched, Megrahi returns to Libya and receives a jubilant welcome.

Could 20, 2012: Megrahi dies in Libya.

Dec. 21, 2020: Then-US Lawyer Common William Barr pronounces felony fees in opposition to former Libyan intelligence officer Abu Agela Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi. Mas’ud is charged in a felony criticism with for allegedly offering the suitcase with the ready explosive that was later positioned onboard the flight. He’s at present in custody in Libya.

Dec. 11, 2022 – The US Justice Division says that alleged bombmaker Mas’ud is in US custody and is predicted to make his “initial appearance in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.” He was in custody in Libya.