France called on the Libyan government to pay additional compensation to the UTA victims’ families after a $2,700 million deal was reached between Tripoli and the families of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. A French court found six Libyans, including leader Muammar Gaddafi’s brother-in-law, guilty in absentia of the UTA bombing over Niger. Libya offered $33 million to each family of the victims after the trial, but has never accepted responsibility for incident (MEED 12:9:03).