According to a doctor that spent an hour with Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al Megrahi last week, the cancer-stricken terrorist can get up and walk around, over a year after he was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.
"I was very relieved to see him as well as he was. He is a very sick man, but he can get out of bed and walk, though not very far," said Dr. Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora was one of the victims of the 1988 bombing. According to the New York Post, Swire "believes the former Libyan intelligence agent was the victim of a miscarriage of justice," and is leading an inquiry into the bombing.
Megrahi was convicted of orchestrating a bomb attack onboard a pre-Christmas flight from London to New York over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, which killed 270 people.
He was originally released when it was discovered he had prostate cancer and was given months to live. Considering the terrorist's health improvement, however, the Obama administration last month asked that he be returned to prison.
"We've expressed our strong conviction that Al-Begrahi should serve out the remainder -- the entirety -- of his sentence in a Scottish prison," said John Brennan, President Obama's counterterrorism adviser.