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Profile: Benoit Emileien

Positions that Benoit Emileien has held:

  • Former employee of the US military base at Diego Garcia

Benoit Emileien was a participant or observer in the following events:

When the US military base at Diego Garcia is completed, employment recruiters are instructed not to hire former inhabitants of the Chagos Islands. Benoit Emileien, a former employee of the base, later recalls, “I was given instruction to be careful. They don’t want any kind of claim or demonstration.” Emileien also says discussion of the island’s former inhabitants was taboo. [CNN, 6/18/2003 Sources: Benoit Emileien] Instead, the US hires workers from the Philippines and Mauritius. [Guardian, 12/13/2000]

Entity Tags: Benoit Emileien, Chagossians

Timeline Tags: US-Britain-Diego Garcia (1770-2004)

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