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Officials to face court over leaked Chagos ‘ploy’

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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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