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Deportation/exile of the Chagos Islanders

Map: Diego Garcia

 Map: Diego Garcia 


World map
Chagos map-1
Chagos map-2
Diego map-1
Diego map-2
Space photo
Aerial photo-1
Aerial photo-2
Runway photo
Ramp photo

Source: http://members.tripod.com/ ~cartoonlife/diegoinfo.html, copy: http://www.globalsecurity.org/ military/facility/images/diego-map-002.gif (both visited, August 9 2002, Janaury 24 2005).

The sources do not cite their sources and assert no copyright. This image appears to be a CIA drawing and so a “U.S. Government work” and, hence, not copyrightable, an inference supported by this fact: None are permitted access to Diego Garcia, except U.S./U.K. officials, their civilian employees (mainly Filipinos) and contractors, an occasional expert tolerated for a specific task, and a tiny miscellany confined, by force, to a reception area. See, e.g., Massimo Calabresi, “Postcard: Diego Garcia{pf} (TIME, Thursday, September 13 2007) (a journalist, accompanying G.W. Bush, U.S. President, at a refueling stop, en route to Sydney).

This document and image may be freely copied.

Charles Judson Harwood Jr.


Posted Sept. 1 2002. Updated June 7 2008.


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