The father of 12-year-old IRA victim Tim Parry who was killed in the 1993 attack on Warrington has called on Libya to compensate the victims of IRA terrorism.

Parry has urged British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to lobby Libya for compensation saying that Libya - which was a major supplier of guns and explosives to the IRA - should face up to its responsibility.

The call comes in response to the release of the terminally-ill Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi who was freed by Scottish authorities on compassionate grounds.

Parry - and other families of IRA victims - are now calling on Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to show them the same compassion.

Al Megrahi had served just eight years of a life sentence after he was convicted of the murder of 270 people at Lockerbie in December 1988.

Al-Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, was released after being told he has less than three months left to live.

Megrahi's return to Libya was an international embarrasment for Scotland as TV showed him receiving a hero's welcome in Tripoli with the crowds waving Libyan and Scottish flags.

Now, Parry has joined other relatives in seeking compensation from Libya and asking them to take responsibility for IRA actions.

Both U.S. President Barack Obama and FBI boss Robert Mueller have hit out at Mr MacAskill's decision.

The Democratic Unionist MP Jeffrey Donaldson said the Libyan leader should show the same compassion as the Scottish government.