- Aug 20, 2008
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
The British government will pay several million dollars in compensation in an out-of-court settlement to several former Guantanamo Bay detainees, according to media reports.
Justice Secretary Ken Clarke will reveal details of the settlement later this morning, government sources confirmed.
The move follows British Prime Minister David Cameron's decision in July to launch an inquiry into Britain's role in torture since the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Cameron said then that the inquiry was intended to halt the number of claims being brought against the government by former prisoners alleging abuse sanctioned by ministers and MI5 and M16 intelligence officers. The prime minister added that the inquiry would only begin after the former detainees' cases had been resolved.
Britain to compensate ex-Guantanamo detainees alleging abuse
We giving hush hush money so they don't spread our dirty secrets about the fact UK delves in torture
I suppose it is just coincidence the Royal wedding announcement coincides with this one :roll: