Thursday, July 15, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) Denies Role in Lockerbie Prisoner Release

Although BP (NYSE:BP) admits they had a role in lobbying for a quicker release of Libyan prisoners unrelated to the Lockerbie bomber case, which is a matter of public record and nothing new, they continue to deny any role in the release Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al Megrahi.

Democrats have accused members of the British government of lying about it, along with BP, which has led to the public statement.

BP said in a statement: “It is matter of public record that in late 2007 BP told the U.K. Government that we were concerned about the slow progress that was being made in concluding a Prisoner Transfer Agreement with Libya.

“We were aware that this could have a negative impact on U.K. commercial interests, including the ratification by the Libyan Government of BP's exploration agreement."

The oil giant went on to say they won't comment on the decision by the Scottish Government to release al Megrahi on medical conditions.

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