The Chagos Archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean! Here’s the location map:
In the 1960’s, the US & UK governments have expelled the Chagossians from their homeland in order to build an US military base at Diego Garcia! Since then, the Chagossians have been living in Mauritius and Seychelles and they have been prohibited from going back to their country!
Consequently, Olivier Bancoult, the President of the group Réfugiés Chagos (GRC) has started an online petition launched by the White House in the US so that the latter can consider the Chagossian’s case!
In total, we need 25, 000 signatures and until now, we got only 23, 122 and the deadline is the tomorrow, 4th April 2012!
You can go to this url to sign the petition: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/#!/petition/us-government-must-redress-wrongs-against-chagossians/gPRF7hmz
“I ask everyone to sign the petition which is in favor of a legit and right cause.” Bancoult said.