Monday, July 5, 2010

Lockerbie Bomber Could Live For 10 or 20 Years

A few notable points here. First, in order to get that 'three months to live' number they had to shop around to a few doctors. Second, the doctor that finally agreed was paid by the people shopping around to get that number. Third, that number appears little more then a guess possibly contemporaneous to the guess that he could live for decades. This really is almost shameful.

"In Scotland, prisoners are eligible for release on compassionate grounds if they have fewer than three months to live.

A report in the Sunday Times said Libyan authorities, keen to secure Megrahi’s release, asked several experts to put a three-month estimate on the bomber’s life but Professor Sikora was the only one to agree.

Professor Sikora, the dean of medicine at Buckingham University and medical director of CancerPartnersUK in London, was paid for his medical assessment of Megrahi at Greenock prison on July last year.

He told the newspaper: “There was always a chance he could live for 10 years, 20 years ... But it's very unusual.

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