• Petitioned United Kingdom

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support the Chagos People in their fight to reclaim their homeland

    1. Irlande Alfred
    2. Petition by

      Irlande Alfred

      Cranbourne, Australia

In the 1960s the UK government forcibly removed more than 2,000 natives of the Chagos Islands, near Diego Garcia, and dumped then on the island of Mauritius.
In so doing the UK lied to the UN and breached international law. The UK told the UN that the people of Chagos were ‘itinerant labourers’ when in fact the Chagossians had lived on the same island for more than 200 years.
This was all done so that the UK could lease Diego Garcia to the United States as a base for its nuclear-armed B-52 bombers and other weapons of mass destruction for the wars in the Middle East.
Robin Cook has called the UK actions as "one of the most sordid and morally indefensible".

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      • over 2 years ago

      All Governments and their politicians must be held accountable for wrong doings. These people must be returned to their homeland and an a comprehensive apology must be made by the UK and the USA. The UN needs to Act now.

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    • Yvan Lisis MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I taught there over 3 years.Got to know & respect the natives.My daughter was born there in Peros Banhos.England & USA should vacate ASOP,the chagossiens compensated.Why do we have a United Nations?Am ashamed to have been born a British Subject.

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    • Serge Fernando VICTORIA ,, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      The removal of the Chagosians under the cover of darkness to an uncertain destination and without providing them with any reason should be considered as GENOCIDE. The authorities concerned should take action to redress this wrong.

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    • Marie Liseby Lapierre ENDEAVOUR HILLS, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      a wrong doing must be righted

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    • cecile Graham MAHEBOURG, MAURITIUS
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I respect the Human Rights for Blacks ,Whites, and every other shade of skin and so should U.K and the U.S.A

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