The UK government is to pay out millions in compensation to a dozen or so men, including former Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Binyam Mohamed was one of several British citizens or residents who had recently begun legal proceedings against the country’s security forces, accusing them of colluding in their torture.
He alleged MI5 had supplied questions to his interrogators while he was held in Morocco, before being sent to Guantanamo prison.
It is believed the pay-outs have been agreed in order to avoid lengthy and expensive court hearings which would have brought unwelcome scrutiny of Britain’s intelligence services.
The UK government has always denied claims it has ever used or condoned the use of torture.