No happy ending in sight, says Chagossian community in Seychelles

Published: 2/Fév/2015
Source: Seychelles News Agency

The Chagossians of the Seychelles are not impressed by the outcome of the second feasibility study conducted by an independent organisation investigating whether or not they would be able to return to their native islands.

After being steadily evicted by the British to the neighbouring islands of Seychelles and Mauritius from 1968 to 1973, the roughly two thousand inhabitants of the Chagos archipelago, now scattered broadly across the Indian Ocean and the United Kingdom, have described the study as “nothing new”.

Speaking to SNA, the chairperson of the Chagossians Committee in Seychelles, Gilberte Gendron says the document which was presented to them earlier this month is “too vague”.

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Themes: Déportations et expulsions collectives, Expulsions collectives
Regions: Afrique de l'Est, Ile Maurice, Seychelles
Year: 2015