Chagos Islands: Declassified


J.Jackson, FCO Defence Department, to J.Cable, Planning Staff, 19 February 1974 (click here)

MoD, Permanent Under Secretaries Committee, Minutes of a meeting on 7 January 1974 (click here)

‘US embassy cables: Foreign Office does not regret evicting Chagos islanders’ (US Embassy, UK, 15 May 2009)


Mark Curtis, ‘The depopulation of the Chagos Islands, 1965-73’ (Extract from Web of Deceit, 2003)

Mark Curtis, ‘No Place Called Home: Diego Garcia (Guardian, 10 October 2003)

What has Wikileaks revealed about the Blair and Brown governments‘ (Defend Wikileaks, 2019)

‘David Miliband “rushed in” Chagos Islands protection order’ (Independent, 5 October 2014)

‘Documents Reveal Prisoners Held at US Base on Diego Garcia — 150 Sri Lankan Fishermen’ (Vice News, 2 October 2014)

‘Britain ‘discussed’ US request to build Guantanamo-style prison on Diego Garcia after September 11 attacks, officials say’ (Telegraph, 13 August 2014)

‘UK police have details of CIA torture flights despite past denials of logs – report’ (RT, 13 July 2014)

‘Emails shed new light on UK link to CIA “torture flights”’(Guardian, 12 July 2014)

‘Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister’ (Guardian, 9 July 2014)

‘UK urged to admit that CIA used island as secret “black site” prison’(Guardian, 13 April 2014)

‘UK refuses to admit US embassy cables obtained by WikiLeaks are genuine’ (Guardian, 15 April 2013)

‘Diego Garcia archives shed light on fate of deported Chagos islanders’ (Guardian, 18 April 2012)

‘Banished Chagos islanders insist: we are not at point of no return’ (Guardian, 19 May 2011)

‘Man Fridays: Wikileaks exposes UK tricks to deny the Chagossians the right to return home’ (TNI, 20 January 2011)

‘WikiLeaks cables: Mauritius sues UK for control of Chagos islands’ (21 December 2010)

‘WikiLeaks: Foreign Office accused of misleading public over Diego Garcia’ (Guardian, 3 December 2010)

‘Out of Eden’ (John Pilger, 29 May 2006)

‘Paradise Cleansed’ (John Pilger, Guardian, 2 October 2004)

‘Diego Garcia: remembering paradise lost’ (BBC, 10 January 2001)