Chagos Islands dispute: court to rule on UK sovereignty claim – The Guardian

‘Britain’s sovereignty over the Chagos Islands and America’s lease for the Diego Garcia military base could be thrown into doubt by an international court hearing due to open in Istanbul on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2014

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A Chagossian double bill: an environmental information contest, and a touch of Wikileaks – UK Human Rights Blog

“The manoevres by which the Chagossians were evicted from their islands in the Indian Ocean, the late 1960s and early 1970s, so to enable the US to operate an air base on Diego Garcia, do not show the UK Foreign Office in its best light. Indeed, after a severe rebuke from the courts in 2000, the FCO accepted that the original law underlying their departure was unlawful, and agreed to investigate their possible resettlement on some of their islands. The first of these new cases is an environmental information appeal concerning the next phase of the story – how the FCO decided that it was not feasible to resettle the islanders in 2002-2004.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th September 2012

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Judge orders cross-examination of officials over WikiLeaks documents – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2012 in cross-examination, Diego Garcia, disclosure, documents, news by sally

“A top judge has taken the unprecedented step of ordering two senior government officials to face cross-examination in court over a classified US document leaked by WikiLeaks. It is thought to be the first time that one of the WikiLeaks cables has featured in a UK court case.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2012

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Diego Garcia rendition victim challenges UK in court – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2009 in Diego Garcia, intelligence services, news, rendition, terrorism, torture by sally

“The government is refusing to provide details of the torture and wrongful detention of a man rendered through British territory, it was claimed today, depriving him of a remedy for ‘serious civil and criminal wrongdoing’.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2009

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Identity of men on CIA rendition flights to British island revealed – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2009 in Diego Garcia, intelligence services, news, rendition, terrorism, torture by sally

“Two terror suspects who were flown by the CIA to the British territory of Diego Garcia and later allegedly tortured have been named and evidence about their treatment has been revealed for the first time. Mohammed Madni and Shaykh al-Libi are identified in evidence prepared for the Commons foreign affairs committee by Clive Stafford Smith, director of the human rights group Reprieve.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2009

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MI5 misled MPs over Briton’s secret rendition, court told – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2008 in Diego Garcia, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“MI5 misled MPs about what it knew of the whereabouts of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who says he was tortured before being secretly rendered to Guantánamo Bay, the high court was told yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2008

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US ‘held suspects on British territory in 2006’ – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2008 in Diego Garcia, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Terrorist suspects were held by the United States on the British territory of Diego Garcia as recently as 2006, according to senior intelligence sources. The claims, which undermine Foreign Office denials that the archipelago in the Indian Ocean has been used as a so-called ‘black site’ to facilitate extraordinary rendition, threaten to cause a diplomatic incident.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2008

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MPs accuse Washington of lying over rendition flights – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2008 in Diego Garcia, news, torture by sally

“MPs are to launch an investigation into US activities on Diego Garcia after accusing Washington of lying about extraordinary rendition flights from the British-controlled island in the Indian Ocean. They described false assurances given by the US about its use of Diego Garcia for the controversial flights as ‘deplorable’.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2008

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Complaint over British role in extraordinary rendition – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in detention, Diego Garcia, freedom of information, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A complaint was made yesterday to the information commissioner about the government’s behaviour over the use of the British island of Diego Garcia for the rendition of US prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2008

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