Tripoli, Libya -- The family of a former Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing says he has been taken to hospital for a blood transfusion as his health is deteriorating.
The son of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, Khaled, said on Saturday that his father's health is "very bad" and that he was carried to Tripoli Medical Center for the second time in two days.
Al-Megrahi is the only person convicted for the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people. He was released from a Scottish prison on humanitarian grounds in 2009, eight years into a life sentence. Doctors then predicted that he would die of prostate cancer within three months.
His release infuriated victims' families. Since his return to Libya, he has not been seen publicly.