The row over the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, opens up an enormous scandal.
Megrahi did not blow up Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988. He was framed to suit the US and British governments.
Now he has been released to further those interests.
Along the way the British blackmailed Megrahi into dropping a legal case that could have proved his innocence and exposed the cover-up.
This week Socialist Worker recounts the real story.