Compensation for Bombing of Plane

Libya provided FF 200m ($31m/£50m) to compensate families of those killed in the bombing of a UTA DC-10 over Niger on a flight from Brazzaville (Congo) to Paris on 19 September 1989. 170 people were killed. A Paris court sentence 6 Libyans in absentia in March for placing the bomb on the plane. The French Foreign Ministry said that the sum was “an acknowledgement by the Libyan authorities of the responsibility of their citizens in accordance with the rulings of French justice”.

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