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Officials to face court over leaked Chagos ‘ploy’

An alleged ploy to stop people of the Chagos Islands returning to their homes in the British overseas territory can be tested in court, the UK’s Independent newspaper reports. It says a judge has ordered that two senior government officials must face cross-examination over a secret US document that appeared on the WikiLeaks website. It suggested a fishing ban created as part of a marine reserve would make it impossible for exiles to return to the islands, from which they were illegal removed to make way for a US air base.

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