US regime blocks British court from British territory

Source: BBC News [UK State Media]

“The US government has blocked a British court hearing from taking place on a British territory, citing security concerns, according to official documents. The supreme court of British Indian Ocean Territory (Biot) was due to hold a hearing this week, attended by the BBC, on whether a group of migrants was being unlawfully detained on the island of Diego Garcia. The island hosts a secretive UK-US military base and access is heavily restricted. The US last week said it was ‘withdrawing its consent’ for lawyers representing the migrants and ‘members of the press’ to access the island, according to official communications we have seen. It said it would not allow participants of the hearing to board US military flights to Diego Garcia and would not provide ‘housing, transportation, and food for the visit.'” (07/09/24)