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Guantánamo Bay detainees to be paid compensation by UK government

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/11/2010

Patrick Wintour

"The government will announce today that it will pay millions of pounds in compensation to former Guantánamo Bay detainees following weeks of negotiations between lawyers for the government and the former prisoners.

"Ministers appear to have decided on the advice of the security services that they could not afford to risk the exposure of thousands of documents in open court on how the US, with the co-operation of the UK, undertook illegal acts such as extraordinary rendition to interrogate terrorist suspects, including some alleged to have links with the Afghan Taliban.

"The high court, according to ITN, has been notified that a settlement had been reached between the lawyers, but the exact amounts may never be known. The government will announce simply that the payments are to be made and that it is in the national interest that the cases are not brought to court so as to protect the security services' methods from scrutiny."

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"Guantánamo Bay detainees to be paid compensation by UK government", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 02/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/guantanamo-bay-detainees-to-be-paid-compensation-by-uk-government