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TRIPOLI, Libya -- Abdel Baset al Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, was released from the hospital Monday to be with his family, but there is no prospect of recovery, his brother said.
"He is still very, very sick, in the final stages of a cancer which has no cure, so his days are numbered," said his brother Abdelhakim al Megrahi, adding that he had brought his sibling home from the hospital Monday afternoon.
Megrahi spent three days in the hospital, where he received a blood transfusion. He suffers from prostate cancer.
"No one can say whether he will live or die -- only God knows," the brother added.
A Scottish court in 2001 convicted Megrahi of the December 1988 bombing that killed 270 people, but he was released on compassionate grounds in 2009 and allowed to return to Libya.
Doctors said at the time that he had terminal cancer and only three months left to live.
Megrahi had been greeted as a hero on his return to Moamar Ghadafi's Libya after having served eight years of a minimum 27-year sentence for his role in the downing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Most of those killed in the bombing of the Boeing 747 jet headed from London to New York were Americans. All 259 passengers and crew died, along with 11 people on the ground.