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Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi (Arabic: عبد الباسط محمد علي المقرحي, ʿAbd al-Bāsaṭ Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Maqraḥī; born 1 April 1952) is a Libyan citizen, alleged former intelligence officer, former head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines and former director of the Centre for Strategic Studies in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. On 31 January 2001, Megrahi was convicted, by a panel of three Scottish judges sitting in a special court at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands, of 270 counts of murder for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on 21 December 1988 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. His co-accused, Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, was found not guilty and was acquitted.