Archiv: Diego Garcia


30.04.2021 - 20:48 [ Jon Levy / Global Research ]

Chagos Islanders Sue the Queen £1 Billion for Lost Fishing Rights

British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago) is best known for the top secret US naval base on Diego Garcia Island and the forced deportation of the original Afro-Creole inhabitants from the Chagos Archipelago (1967-1973) and subsequent apartheid laws barring them from returning home.

14.08.2020 - 18:53 [ Counterpunch ]

Selective Maritime Rules: The United States, Diego Garcia and International Law

August 12, 2020

The British authorities were true to their word: the indigenous population between 1967 and 1973 was forcibly relocated to Mauritius and the Seychelles, with the US paying $14 million for the effort. The way for the establishment of a military base was cleared but only after pockets of Chagossian resistance were crushed through threats and intimidation.

14.08.2020 - 17:10 [ Antiwar.com ]

US B-2 Bombers Deploy to Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia is subject to a territorial dispute from its native population, which was expelled by Britain before the island was leased to the US. Despite ongoing lawsuits, neither the US nor Britain has any intention of allowing the natives to return.

25.11.2019 - 21:13 [ antikrieg.com ]

Großbritannien weigert sich, seine letzte afrikanische Kolonie zurückzugeben

Zur Verteidigung ihrer Kolonialherrschaft veröffentlichte die britische Regierung eine Erklärung: „Das Vereinigte Königreich hat keinen Zweifel an unserer Souveränität über das Britische Territorium im Indischen Ozean, das seit 1814 unter ständiger britischer Souveränität steht“.

23.11.2019 - 23:32 [ Antiwar.com ]

UK Refuses to Return Its Last African Colony

The UK failed to meet a UN deadline Friday to hand over their last African colony back to its people. The Chagos Islands are far removed from mainland Africa and lay in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

14.04.2019 - 21:33 [ antikrieg.com ]

Diego Garcia: der „Unsinkbare Träger“ hat ein Leck

Die jüngste Entscheidung des Internationalen Gerichtshofs in Den Haag, dass die Chagos-Inseln – mit ihrer riesigen US-Militärbasis in Diego Garcia – illegal vom Vereinigten Königreich (UK) besetzt werden, hat das Potenzial, die strategischen Pläne von einem Dutzend regionaler Hauptstädte zu kippen, reichend von Peking bis Riad.