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Lockerbie bomber to prove innocence in book

Tell-all book to detail his life in jail and 1988 bombing

The Lockerbie bomber is planning to write an auto-biography to "proclaim his innocence" by disclosing new information behind Britain's deadliest terrorist attack, a report said Monday.

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi was working on the book that would detail his life behind bars and reveal all he knows about the 1988 bombing that killed 270 people, the U.K.'s Times reported.

"He'll be writing a book to proclaim his innocence," said Libya's official envoy to Scotland, Abdurrhman Swessi.

The newspaper said Megrahi's lawyers had collected information for an appeal in the Scottish courts before his release on compassionate grounds last week.

The book is expected to be used as Megrahi's platform to argue that he was framed for the crime.

Scotland's justice minister decided to release ailing Megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds last Thursday, sparking a furious reaction from the United States.

Megrahi is the only person convicted over the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. The majority of the victims were American.

Megrahi, who returned to his family in Libya, has terminal prostate cancer and doctors have said he has only about three months to live.

He'll be writing a book to proclaim his innocence

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