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UK gov’t to pay Gitmo detainees

Compensation expected to allow protection of state secrets

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The British Government is expected to announce the terms of a deal that will see it pay Guantánamo Bay detainees millions of pounds in compensation. Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke will announce that it is in the country’s best interests that the cases aren’t brought to court in order to protect the security services M15 and M16’s methods. Prime Minister David Cameron encouraged payouts in July after the high court said that the release and subsequent vetting the confidential documents about the proceedings would take huge amounts of time. The payments will likely lead to an independent inquiry about British involvement in torture tactics.

The Guardian

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