Thursday, January 08, 2004

Libya: deal reached with UTA 772 families

Signing ceremony is set for tomorrow.
A diplomatic source said Libya has agreed to pay one million dollars to each family of the 170 victims of the bombing over Niger, or a total of 170 million dollars (133 million euros). (link)
If this figure is accurate, then it is still well short of the $10 million per victim Libya agreed to pay to the Lockerbie families.

Years ago, Libya had paid the UTA 772 families $33 million in compensation for that bombing. When the families heard about the deal the Lockerbie families got, they demanded a renegotiation.