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Canary Wharf IRA survivor off to Libya to get deal with Gaddafi

PUBLISHED: 19:00 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:51 05 October 2010

Jonathan... fighting for compensation

Jonathan... fighting for compensation

A SURVIVOR of the Canary Wharf IRA bombing is joining the delegation being sent to Libya to negotiate compensation from Colonel Gaddafi. Jonathan Ganesh, who was injured in the blast in 1996, has been told today he will join a delegation of IRA victims

By Gemma Collins

A SURVIVOR of the Canary Wharf IRA bombing is joining the delegation being sent to Libya to negotiate compensation from Colonel Gaddafi after a 13-year fight for justice.

Security guard Jonathan Ganesh, who was injured in the blast at South Quay Plaza in 1996, has been told today he will join a delegation of IRA victims, amid claims the Libyans supplied the IRA with Semtex explosives.

Mr Ganesh told the East London Advertiser: “This is a victory for the East End and is an opportunity for the people to get justice.

“I just hope we can be successful in our endeavours.”

The 36-year-old who lost friends Inam Bashir and John Jeffries in the blast has been campaigning for compensation and launched a petition last year calling for justice.

But the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi last month caused a wave of international protest and the authorities in Tripoli have since hinted they may be willing to consider a pay-out.


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