Compensating Libya-IRA victims is “extremely difficult” says UK Home Secretary

A protest parade in Belfast in support of compensation from Libya for IRA victims

The UK Home Secretary has admitted that securing compensation for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism will be “extremely difficult,” reported Belfast Telegraph. 

Sajid Javid was responding to a letter sent on behalf of Ihsan Bashir, who lost his brother in the 1996 London Docklands bombing, it added.

Mr Javid cites complexities with the situation on the ground in Libya.

Muammar Gaddafi supplied arms and Semtex to the IRA during the Troubles.

Libya compensated US victims of terrorism, but UK victims were left out of the deal, and campaigners have been fighting to address this, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

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