Terrorist convicted of Lockerbie bombing buried in Libya
Peter Lowenstein reacts
- Duration 4:34
- Date May 21, 2012
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The only man convicted of the 1988 bombing of pan am flight one -- three was laid to rest today.
Abdel basset -- -- -- friends and family were at the funeral.
They -- aside for the last three years as well nursing him through prostate cancer.
McGraw he's sentence for planting the deadly suitcase bomb what -- -- that he died behind bars but a deal -- Scottish authorities secure his release from prison.
And allowed him to return to Libya where he lived for years not months -- his doctors had predicted.
He even -- Moammar Gadhafi.
The deal caused outrage around the world today's funeral is seen -- just the latest injustice to the families of the 270.
People one rocky killed.
That includes the family of Alexander Lowenstein his father Peter Lowenstein is one of the founders of the group victims of pan am flight one -- three.
He joins us now live sir thank you for your time today.
All right let it rip you.
You -- I would imagine have still so many on answered questions.
Do you feel like we have learned anything about the deal that seven rocky out of prison in 2009.
Well I think that we learn that fairly early on.
Quite clearly it -- to beat the British government Libyan government.
To -- that brought you its parent or.
BP getting right to drill oil in Libya.
But -- -- -- -- it made it very clear that the British.
If -- died in prison.
It was never below that for -- Libya.
It took it out await the release him.
But -- a prospect that there and he release them on.
Ground -- he should die among the family and friends with it.
Something he never bitter when he blew up -- -- record -- people.
Without allowing them to.
Yes it if it.
And that certainly has to be something that bothers you greatly year old son Alexander.
Not with his family or his friends or any comfort at all of the time that he passed.
-- that's -- it caught the fact that he was still regardless of where web.
Just the terrible it just that span -- -- the continued.
When -- a man found guilty of murdering.
But -- The spending I think it at night it could.
Is the equivalent of make you -- every person that bill.
Are you worried about the wider case here and the fact that with McGraw he's death there may be some questions still and answered for a lifetime is Scottish officials many of them say.
They are still looking for other possible suspects still working on this case do you have any confidence that anyone else will be called to account for what happened.
Not doing that you know questioned the audit released Friday.
That -- got to go to banks as they probably split.
Fight whoever else is responsible.
They did a great job of investigating.
The case originally but once they release.
The ground even -- it clear that it was political issue.
It kind of looked confident in their desire.
Government their ability but that there aren't really -- well but behind -- bombing.
Clearly not broadly though not of the level in the Libyan security put the that he made this decision and do it all -- -- Really do people above him.
Of course the copies they'll deliver but others as well.
And -- -- have been have been -- Now it appears -- -- With his death this weekend bringing this up horrific event back to the headlines and as we look at the video of the wreckage that was left there.
What do you want to be foremost on people's minds when they have this reminder this weekend about what happened so many years ago.
That we are all potential victims of terrorism and that somehow we better stop that the there -- people out there that are willing to.
Kill anybody for political -- Fanatic.
Somehow -- but it up.
Peter Lowenstein we thank you so much for sharing part of your day with us we know the loss of your son Alexander is a chapter that will never be closed.
And we wish you all the best in your recovery.