Thursday, October 23, 2008

Law Lords Crush Chagos Islanders' Hopes Of Return Home

A year and a half ago, I blogged about the Chagos islanders' excellent legal victory in securing the right to go back and live on the islands from which Britain unceremoniously booted them to make way for a US base at Diego Garcia.

But yesterday brought the terrible news that the Law Lords have upheld the British government's appeal, so the islanders remain banished.

What an absolute fucking disgrace.