"Exclusive: Cancer treatment "not available" to Megrahi whilst in Scottish jail.
The revelation earlier this week that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi is receiving medication in Libya that may extend his life expectancy by five years has prompted Professor Robert Black to question the degree of medical care given to him whilst in Scotland. He asks why such treatment was not available to Megrahi whilst in custody, as was claimed during his abandoned appeal proceedings. "The real issue is why the treatment that appears now to be successfully prolonging Mr Megrahi's life was not made available to him while he was a guest of Her Majesty in Greenock Prison," Black says. "One of the principal reasons advanced by the Crown for opposing Megrahi's application for interim liberation (bail) pending his SCCRC mandated appeal was that the very best of cancer treatment was available to him through the Scottish prison medical service. Indeed, it was largely on this basis that the High Court refused bail." http://www.firmmagazine.com/news/1896/Exclusive:_Cancer_treatment_"not_available"_to_Megrahi_whilst_in_Scottish_jail.html
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