Chagos Islanders will not be allowed home, UK government says

Chagos Islanders will not be allowed home, UK government says
 

Former residents of the Chagos Islands who were removed to make way for a US airbase in the 1960s and 70s will not be allowed back, the government says.
Instead, it has decided the Chagossians will be offered compensation worth £40m over the next 10 years.
The government also confirmed that the UK would allow the US to keep its military base in the islands in the Indian Ocean.
Islanders lost a legal battle in June against a ruling they could not return.
Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay told MPs the government had decided against resettlement on the grounds of "feasibility,... read more

 
16 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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