“We did not want him to die in prison, no, we weren’t seeking his death in prison,” Miliband said…

But Brown insisted Wednesday that he didn’t strike any deal with Libya over the return of al-Megrahi, who was convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people — mostly Americans…

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the decision to free al-Megrahi was Scotland’s. He will now face increased pressure to say how he viewed Scotland’s decision — a stand he was been reluctant to take because of domestic political pressure to keep regional issues separate from the national ones.