Refusal to return archipelago to Mauritius ‘lawless’ and ‘reflects colonial mindset’ says barrister

Britain’s “outright defiance” of a UN deadline to hand the Chagos Islands to Mauritius by Friday, in a final act of African “decolonisation”, has been condemned by Mauritius and the globally-scattered communities of exiled islanders.

The UK’s refusal to end its occupation of the Indian Ocean archipelago is expected to be marked by protests outside the UK high commission in the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, organised by those who were forcibly deported more than 40 years ago and their descendants.

The Labour party’s election manifesto, published on Thursday, pledges to allow Chagossians to resettle in their homeland.

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