UK agrees settlement with ex-Guantanamo detainees

November 16, 2010 03:20

LONDON — Britain's government said that it will announce details Tuesday of settlements agreed with a group of ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees who were suing the UK for alleged complicity in their torture overseas.

Prime Minister David Cameron's office said the specifics would be disclosed in a written statement to lawmakers. It follows a series of talks aimed at avoiding a lengthy and expensive series of lawsuits.

Government officials declined to discuss the settlement in advance — or confirm whether it would pay compensation — citing a confidentiality agreement.

Britain's ITV News reported that at least 7 ex-detainees would receive payments, and claimed one man would be paid more than one million pounds (US $1.6 million). It did cite its sources.

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