Avoid The Courtroom
As the UK undertook the anti terrorism approaches that led to hundreds of complaints, finally there is some sparkling light for those who claimed to have been tortured and abused by British officials and army members. The Guantanamo prisoners, that are all British citizens, finally reached an agreement with the UK’s government and would probably get millions of pounds in compensation.
The six suspects of terrorism were taken and arrested as suspected several years back, at a different time in different places. One of the suspects was taken directly from Pakistan where he was visiting relatives and was directly taken to Afghanistan where he spent several days in a hidden secret location near the diesel supply facilities for the British troops. Passing through Morocco, he was then taken to Guantanamo and spent their significant period of time while being investigated.
The experience of the other suspects was almost the same and now they face justice as they claim to have been mistreated and tortured by British officials. Along with that, they have the reasonable claims of opposing a government and a state policy that forced and abused its own citizens as they expected another treatment from their own country.
The government, on the other side, made sure the case do not pass the High Court of justice and arranged some settlements and out-court disputed between the parties. According to official bodies, should the case have been taken to a courtroom, the problem would have become quite dangerous for the British intelligence and special secret services since many of the secrets of these institutions would have been revealed in a public trial or appeal.
And no matter how much the Human Rights issues continue to bother officials, the public seems quite unhappy with the decision of the government to directly pay the alleged victims of torture – according to many, the security and safety of the whole nation comes first and no compromises should be made in those considerations.
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