Louis Olivier Bancoult
Louis Olivier Bancoult (born 1964) is a Chagossian activist who is the leader of the Chagos Refugee Group. He was born in 1964 on the island of Peros Banhos in the Chagos Archipelago, from where he was forcibly removed at the age of 4 and transported to Mauritius. Bancoult is an electrician and an advocate for the juridical right of the Chagossians to return from Mauritius to their original homeland. He has been involved in several high profile legal actions concerning the exile of the Chagos Islanders including R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2).
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