Louis Olivier Bancoult

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Louis Olivier Bancoult (born 1964) is a Chagossian activist who is the leader of the Chagos Refugee Group.[1] 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.[2] Bancoult is an electrician and an advocate for the juridical right of the Chagossians to return from Mauritius to their original homeland.[3] 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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  1. ^ "Court victory for Chagos families". BBC news.
  2. ^ Mann, Natasha (2000-07-13). "Island strife". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  3. ^ Tages-Anzeiger: Zurück ins Paradies, Christian Schmidt, 23 January 2015, page 8