IRA Semtex survivors get ready to fly out to Libya
SURVIVORS of IRA bombing attacks in Britain are flying out to Libya next month for negotiations with Gaddafi’s government for compensation. They are pressing the Libyans for a deal similar to last year’s pay-off to American victims of terrorism inspired by the Gaddafi regime
SURVIVORS of IRA bombing attacks in Britain are flying out to Libya next month for negotiations with Gaddafi's government for compensation.
They are pressing the Libyans for a deal similar to last year's pay-off to American victims of terrorism inspired by the Gaddafi regime.
The UK delegation of MPs, peers, survivors and relatives want compensation for IRA attacks carried out in the 1980s and 90s using Semtex explosive said to have originated from Libya.
The survivors include Jonatahn Ganash, now 37, who was badly injured in the 1996 IRA lorry bombing in East London which shattered the Canary Wharf business district where he was a security guard.
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The delegation, following a year-long campaign, is thought to be setting off in the second week of October.
It follows much public criticism of Gordon Brown for not fighting for compensations like the US Government.
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An online poll in the East London Advertiser which ended earlier this month condemned the PM's lack of action. An overwhelming 87.5 per cent in the poll said Brown was wrong not to seek compensation from Libya, while just 12.5 agreed with him.