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LAWYER MAY RULE OUT 3 NATIONS FOR LIBYANS’ JET-BOMBING TRIAL

SHARE LAWYER MAY RULE OUT 3 NATIONS FOR LIBYANS’ JET-BOMBING TRIAL

A British lawyer advising two Libyans accused of bombing a U.S. airliner over Scotland in 1988 said Friday he may seek a trial for his clients outside Britain, the United States or Libya.

"I foresee the possibility that a fair trial could be obtained in some countries other than Britain, Libya or the U.S.," Stephen Mitchell told Britain's Sky Television.Mitchell said countries where a fair trial might be held included France, Egypt, Italy and Cyprus.

Britain and the United States say the two were members of the Libyan intelligence service and were involved in the midair bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie in Scotland that killed 270.

Libya denies involvement in the bombing. It has refused to hand over the two suspects.

Mitchell's London law firm said he was traveling back from Libya where he had been advising Libyan lawyers on the application of a Jan. 21 U.N. Security Council resolution demanding the surrender of the two men.

U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali sent an envoy to Libya Friday with a message asking leader Col. Muammar Gadaffi to clarify his position on the Lockerbie attack.