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IRA bomb victims plan to fly to Gaddafi to get compensation

PUBLISHED: 20:00 16 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:53 05 October 2010

BOMB victim Jonathan Ganesh is taking his 13-year campaign for justice to Libya after meeting Gordon Brown. The survivor of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing who met the Prime Minister at Westminster earlier this month is now planning to join a delegation to Tripoli in the New Year to press Colonel Gaddafi for compensation for supplying Semtex to the IRA during the 1990s

Mike Brooke

BOMB victim Jonathan Ganesh is taking his 13-year campaign for justice to Libya after meeting Gordon Brown.

The survivor of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing who met the Prime Minister at Westminster earlier this month is now planning to join a delegation to Tripoli in the New Year to press Colonel Gaddafi for compensation for supplying Semtex to the IRA during the 1990s.

Ex-boxer Jonathan, now 36, joined representatives of IRA bombing victims from Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the UK who put their case to the PM for support.

They won the PM’s approval, a U-turn after the Home Office wrote to Jonathan last month saying it won’t be pursuing Libya for a payout.

Jonathan, a security guard injured at Canary Wharf when an IRA bomb killed two men and injured 39 others, has been leading a campaign on behalf of the families on Millwall’s Bakantine Estate on the Isle of Dogs who were caught up in the blast.

Now Essex MP Andrew MacKinlay, who organised the Westminster meeting, plans to take the delegation to the Libyan capital to press home the campaign with Gaddafi himself early in the New Year.

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