Enniskillen bomb victim’s daughter angry over Libya snub

First Minister, Peter Robinson and the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness with Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan from Libya.

First Minister, Peter Robinson and the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness with Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan from Libya.

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Victims of Libyan-supplied Semtex used in the Enniskillen bomb were not told of the new Libyan Prime Minister’s visit to the town last year – yet the Government introduced him to Martin McGuinness, an IRA victim has said.

Aileen Quinton, whose elderly mother was murdered in the 1987 atrocity, said it was “absolutely appalling” that when Ali Zeidan, the current Libyan premier and a decades-long opponent of Colonel Gaddafi, visited Enniskillen he was not shown Ulster victims of Libyan Semtex to celebrate the demise of their “mutual enemy”.

Tony Blair and Colonel Gaddafi
Tony Blair and Colonel Gaddafi

Ms Quinton said she was speaking out after last week’s revelation that IRA victims are considering suing former Prime Minister Tony Blair after an email emerged which they alleged showed that he had “connived” with the now dead despot to block compensation to UK victims of Libyan Semtex.

 

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