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‘A terrible injustice’: Chagos islanders fight for passports 50 years after being forcibly evicted..

Article published by Rory Sullivan for The Independant, Saturday 18 December 2021.


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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/chagos-islands-expulsion-british-citizenship-b1977191.html

A beach on Diego Garcia, the largest of the Chagos Islands - Frankie Bontemps
A beach on Diego Garcia, the largest of the Chagos Islands - Frankie Bontemps

The British government expelled those living in the Chagos Islands in order to lease the largest atoll to the US as a military base. Five decades on, the Chagossian diaspora stretches from Crawley to Mauritius. Unable to return home, the former islanders want to exercise their right to UK citizenship, writes Rory Sullivan.


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