Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Twenty more terror cases on the way: Alleged extremists seeking tens of millions of pounds from the taxpayer
Britain is facing 20 new compensation cases brought by terror suspects seeking tens of millions of pounds from the taxpayer.
The alleged extremists are accusing the Government and security services of the likes of false imprisonment, mistreatment and complicity in rendition.
In similar cases, suspected fanatics - including ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees such as Binyam Mohamed - have walked away with more than £1million each.
Ministers want to contest the claims but say they would be unable to defend themselves in open court because the material relates to national security.
Already, the government has signed cheques worth £20million to 16 people who claim this country has been complicit in their ill-treatment overseas.
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