The United Nations general assembly has overwhelmingly backed a motion condemning Britain’s occupation of the remote Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean. In London, the Foreign Office stressed the importance of the partnership with the US over the Diego Garcia military base. Wikileaks revelations A Marine Protected Area is established around the Chagos Islands. Government actions ruled illegal International Court of Justice rules that the agreement to separate the Chagos Islands from Mauritius in 1965 prior to decolonisation was unlawful. The UK government publicly acknowledged in 2008 that Diego Garcia had twice been used for US rendition flights, both in 2002.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 17:56 UTC