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.