Call for PM to ensure compensation and justice for victims of Libyan sponsored terrorism

26 June 2019

DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds has called on the Prime Minister to ensure that victims of Libyan sponsored IRA terrorism secure the compensation and the justice they deserve.

Nigel Dodds MP

DUP Deputy Leader, Leader of the DUP Parliamentary Party, Spokesman on Reform and Constitutional issues and Foreign Affairs

Nigel Dodds

Mr Dodds raised the matter during Prime Ministers Questions today in the House of Commons.

Speaking afterwards the North Belfast MP said, “Victims of Libyan sponsored IRA terrorism have been involved in a long campaign for justice and compensation.

Over ten years ago US citizens received compensation from Libya, but victims from right across the United Kingdom who suffered as a result of IRA weapons and explosives provided by the Gaddafi regime have are forced to continue their campaign for fairness.

There are £12billion of frozen Libyan assets held in the United Kingdom and £17million in tax has been recovered from this in three years. The Prime Minster and the government should ensure that money is used to help the victims and that the Special Representative will work closely with victims to obtain the justice they deserve.

This is a call which comes not just from Northern Ireland, but from all parts of the UK and from across all political parties. The government has a moral duty to support those citizens who have suffered so much and must finally take action.”

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