LONDON - The British government is set to pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation to former detainees, mostly Muslims, held at Guantanamo Bay. One former detainee is in line to receive more than 1 million after the government agreed to settle a series of high court actions brought by ex-Guantanamo prisoners and others, ITV News At Ten reported. The Cabinet Office confirmed ministers would be making a written statement to Parliament updating MPs on the situation. According to the ITV News report, the settlement followed negotiations held over the past few weeks at a secret location, with two QCs acting as independent arbiters. Prime Minister David Cameron authorised the negotiations in July after a court ruling ordering the disclosure of confidential documents. With some 500,000 documents said to be involved, the Prime Minister said that vetting the material would absorb huge amounts of time for MI5 and MI6. Among those said to be receiving settlements are Binyam Mohamed, Bishar Al Rawi, Jamil El Banna, Richard Belmar, Omar Deghayes, Moazzam Begg and Martin Mubanga. Not all are British nationals, with some said to be asylum seekers. Their allegati-ons include claims that the government knew they were being illegally transferred to Guantanamo Bay but failed to prevent it. There are also allegations that British security and intelligence officials colluded in their torture and abuse while they were held abroad. Shami Chakrabarti, Direct-or of Liberty, said of the pay-ments: Its not very palatable but there is a price to be paid for lawlessness and torture in freedoms name. There are torture victims who were entitled to expect protection from their country. The British government now accepts that torture is never justified and we were all let down - lets learn all the lessons and move on.