Organizations Using the Internet
Modified 31 Oct 2002
South of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. ex-BIOT (British Indian Ocean Territory), now a British commonwealth member. Almost 2000 islanders were moved to Mauritius and the Seychelles in 1971, to establish a military base on Diego Garcia. The island is now leased by the U.S. government as a military base. Around 1980 the British government made a payment it intended as settlement of all claims. The government more recently said it would allow the islanders to return to all islands except Deigo Garcia. In 2000 a London court ruled that the deportation was illegal.
- Le Comité Suisse de Soutien aux Chagossiens (Swiss Committee of Support for the Chagosians) -- http://www.chagos.org/
- UK Chagos Support Association -- http://www.ukchagosassoc.co.uk/
- The U.S. Navy has built and maintained the U.S. military facility, which has primarily used by the U.S. Air Force. It is rumored to be one of the sites holding "high-value prisoners" incommunicado":
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