24th Oct 2020 from TwitLonger

Secret US Space Force Project at Diego Garcia Hit with Damage Claims

Residents who were Forcibly Deported Seek Justice after UN Ruling in their Favor


US Space Force Deep Space Surveillance Site – Diego Garcia Atoll

October 23, 2020 (For Immediate Release)


The Chagos Archipelago is best known for the secretive US/UK joint base on Diego Garcia Atoll but according to the UN and its International Court of Justice, the forced deportation of its residents 50 years ago by the British government to make way for a US naval base was a serious crime as is the continuing occupation. Despite a UN General Assembly ultimatum to vacate the Chagos Archipelago including Diego Garcia by November 22, 2019, the island remains under military control.

The Chagos islanders are now seeking damages of up to $100,000 each under the US Foreign Claims Act and an additional £75,000 each from the UK Ministry of Defense.

The newly created US Space Force has also been added to the claim after it announced plansto operate the Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance site on Diego Garcia as part of a $57 million contract with UK defense contractor Serco Group plc.

The Chagossians’ lawyer, Dr. Jonathan Levy, notes: “The addition of the US Space Force to the claim is significant for several reasons: First the US is showing no signs of letting the Chagossians return to their homes by entrenching its footprint on Diego Garcia; Second, the Chagossians are putting the US Space Force on notice that the geostationary orbit over the Chagos Archipelago is a natural resource and that any new expansion of Space Force activities at the remote Diego Garcia base will come at a price.”

Representative testimony by the Chagossians can be viewed at:

A link to the Foreign Claims Act claim is here:

For more information contact:

Dr. Jonathan Levy, Attorney & Solicitor

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