The president of the Docklands Victim Association (DVA) will give evidence at a public inquiry into compensation for British victims of IRA attacks.

Jonathan Ganesh has been fighting for 19 years to get recognition of the suffering he and other victims endured following the 1996 attack outside South Quay station , which killed two and seriously injured 40 others.

Members of the DVA and many other UK nationals affected by IRA violence, are seeking compensation from Libya after its former ruler Muammar Gaddafi supplied weaponry and explosives to the terrorist group. Many of the victims suffered life-changing injuries and live with the consequences to this day.

The DVA argues that it is unfair that American citizens received compensation from Libya, yet they have not.

Ahead of the inquiry Mr Ganesh said: “Can you imagine what this means to us? I never wanted to give up. If you know you’re fighting for an injustice you cannot give up.”

A cross-party Westminster committee is looking into compensation for British victims, with the possibility of gaining it through frozen assets belonging to the late dictator who was killed in 2011.

The inquiry will be held on Wednesday, September 9, by the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

The committee will produce a report containing recommendations for action, but these are not binding on the Government.

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