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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The beautiful island of Chagos from space

You can read more about the Ilois of Chagos and their struggle to go home to their island here but a very brief explanation of the issue is that in 1969 the UK government exiled the Ilois people of Chagos to Mauritius so that they could lease the island of Chagos to the US for their airbase Diego Garcia. The picture below shows B52 bombers on the runway at Diego Garcia.

You can help by lobbying the UK government to allow the Ilois to go home and by signing the
on-line petition here.

For more information on the issue visit the Chagos support site here

Please do sign it. it is outrageous that the UK government claim to liberate Iraq yet keep the Ilois exiled from their home.

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