Britain to pay compensation to "torture" detainees
The British government is planning to pay large-scale financial compensation to a number of former detainees who have started legal action accusing it of colluding in their torture, reports said Tuesday, dpa reported.
The decision, expected to be announced later Tuesday, follows court action launched by six men, who are all British citizens or residents. They include Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian citizen released from Guanatanamo Bay camp in Cuba in early 2009.
Reports said the government had agreed to settle their claims out of court to avoid a lengthy and costly court case that was likely to be potentially embarrassing to the British secret intelligence services.