exclusive: Megrahi in sick bed
By Channel 4 News
Channel 4 News has spoken to the Lockerbie bomber Abdel
Basset al-Megrahi in his Libyan hospital room and has these exclusive
images. Megrahi is now ‘too sick’ to answer questions according to his son
and the medics at the hospital. We are unable to independently verify his
true state of health. Earlier this afternoon Channel 4 News’s team in
Libya, Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller, Camerawoman Philippa
Collins and Producer Nevine Mabro were invited to visit Megrahi in
hospital by his family. His family told our team they wanted us to see how
sick Megrahi now actually was. In hospital he was attached to a drip and
was wearing an oxygen mask. Jonathan Miller asked him directly if his
release was related to the lucrative oil deal that was signed two years
ago, al-Megrahi croaked a refusal to answer. Channel 4 News were the only
journalists to get these hospital pictures and this exchange with al-Megrahi.
Jonathan Miller spoke to Alex Thomson about what he saw when he visited
Megrahi and whether or not the image of him propped up with pillow and
wearing an oxygen mask is just a charade. 'He did look very sick. But
aside of all this, a few minutes after I left the room, I was hanging
around outside, hoping for a second pop at some of the questions I wasn't
able to ask him. 'A hospital staff member then passed me with a tray of
food. I saw a big plate of couscous, a tomato salad and a plate of olives.
'Was it destined for Megrahi? We don't know.'
Al-Megrahi is so sick that he eats a three course meals. Why does he need
his eye glasses while sleeping - perhaps so he can see dreams better. The
Libyan regime is a collection of stupid thugs. It is a travesty that they
have been ruling for 40 years.
بنبدوا في الكذب، شينك غبارة، وخلاص، مازال النظام بدائي في طروحه. حركات
أرعة على المكشوف.
أعتقد النظارة الطبية ردت على سؤال الصحفي.
لم اجد مقاماً تنطبق عليه المقولة الثورية التمثيل تدجيل خير من هذا المقام.
كسكسو وزيتون لمن يتظاهر بمصارعة الموت؟ وجه ابن المقرحى خير دليل على
واضحة على وجه وطريقة حركة المقرحى العملية تمثيل فى تمثيل والهدف منها تاكيد
ان المقرحى مريض امام العالم.
مراسل القناة الرابعة قال بعد ما تحدث مع المقرحى خرج الى صالة المستشفى وقعد
يدور فيها وبعدها رجع الى خارج غرفة المقرحى وشاف سفرة فيها اكل ليبى كسكس
واكلات اخرى تدخل الى غرفة المقرحى...