Victims to lose chance to pursue Libyan government in US courts?

The Newsletter is reporting that the US administration is close to finalising a bill which would see the remaining sanctions against Libya lifted in exchange for out of court compensation settlements for US victims of Libyan supported terrorist attacks. This deal would, however, exclude non-US citizens including those in Northern Ireland who were victims of IRA terrorist attacks which received Libyan logistic support; these are reported to include Enniskillen, Teebane and the Shankill Fish shop. Jeffrey Donaldson has already raised this issue with the Bush administration and has said that he will continue to pursue it. According to Willie Frazer of FAIR Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate may oppose the legislation.

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