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XXVIII. Sweden: Alleged proposed relocation of the Kiruna Town and its potential effects on the traditional reindeer herding activities and way of life of indigenous Saami communities in the area

379. In a letter dated 10 December 2008, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, called the attention of the Government of Sweden to the alleged relocation of the Kiruna Town due to a mining project which would reportedly have negative effects on the Saami people that live and herd reindeer in the area.

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XXIX. Thailand: Alleged forcible return of Lao Hmong from Thailand to Laos

386. In a letter dated 29 December 2009, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, together with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A. Bustamante, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Manfred Nowak, sent a communication to the Government of Thailand regarding the alleged forcible return of Lao Hmong from Thailand to Laos. This letter followed earlier communications of 27 June 2008 and 18 July 2008 that the Government of Thailand responded to, respectively, in letters dated 3 July 2008 and 7 August 2008. [89] The Government of Thailand responded to the Special Rapporteurs’ most recent communication on 12 January 2010.

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XXX. Uganda: Situation of the Batwa people of southwest Uganda

390. In a letter dated 18 December 2009, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, called the attention of the Government of Uganda to information received regarding the alleged expulsion of the Batwa people of southwest Uganda from their traditional forest lands, which is integral to their survival as traditional forest dwelling hunter-gatherers. To date, there is no record of a response from the Government of Uganda in the files of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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XXXI. Uganda: Situation of the Benet community living in the Kapchorwa District of Eastern Uganda, on the edges of Mount Elgon

397. In a letter dated 14 May 2009, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, together with the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier de Schutter, the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing as a component of the rights to an adequate standard of living and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, Raquel Rolnick, and the Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Walter Kälin, called the attention of the Government to allegations received concerning the situation of the Benet community living in the Kapchorwa District of Eastern Uganda to the Government of Uganda. The content of the Special Rapporteurs joint communication of 14 May 2009 was included in the Special Rapporteur’s second annual report to the Human Rights Council (HRC/12/34/Add.1, paras 430-439). There is no record of a response this communication from the Government of Uganda in the files of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights the 14 May 2009.

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XXXII. United Republic of Tanzania: Alleged forced removal of pastoralists

421. In a letter dated 23 September 2009, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called the attention of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to information and allegations received regarding the forced removal of Masaai pastoralists from Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Arusha region. This communication followed an earlier letter dated 23 March 2009 in which the Special Rapporteur transmitted allegations and information received about a similar situation regarding the eviction of Masaai pastoralists in the Kilosa Disctrict, the contents of which were included in the Special Rapporteur’s 2009 Report to the Human Rights Council Report (A/HRC/12/34/Add.1, paras. 440-446). The Special Rapporteur notes that there is no record of a response from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to either of the 23 March 2009 or 23 September 2009 letters in the files of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the time of writing this report.

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XXXIII. Venezuela: La situación de conflictividad territorial que afecta la comunidad indígena yukpa de Chaktapa

456. El 22 de octubre de 2008, el Relator Especial sobre los derechos humanos y libertades fundamentales de los indígenas, James Anaya, llamó la atención del Gobierno de Venezuela a información recibida en relación con la situación de conflictividad territorial vivida por el pueblo indígena yukpa, y en particular la comunidad Chaktapa. El Gobierno de Venezuela respondió mediante una nota verbal con fecha 26 de agosto de 2009 y posteriormente mediante una carta con fecha de 16 de diciembre de 2009. Los contenidos de la comunicación original del Relator Especial con respecto a esta situación y de la primera respuesta del Gobierno fueron incluidos en el informe de comunicaciones del Relator Especial de 2009 (A/HRC/12/34/Add.1, paras 448 – 465).

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XXXIV. Venezuela: La situación del Sr. Luisbi Portillo, defensor del pueblo yukpa

462. El 16 de noviembre de 2009, el Relator Especial sobre los derechos humanos y libertades fundamentales de los indígenas, James Anaya, junto con el Relator Especial sobre la promoción del derecho a la libertad de opinión y de expresión, Frank La Rue, y la Relatora Especial sobre la situación de los defensores de los derechos humanos, Margaret Sekaggya, llamó a la atención del Gobierno de Venezuela a la información recibida en relación con la situación del Sr. Luisbi Portillo, coordinador de la organización no gubernamental Sociedad Horno et Natura y miembro de la Federación Ecologista del Zulia y del Frente Nacional por la Defensa del Agua y la Vida, que realiza actividades en solidaridad con los pueblos indígenas barí, yukpa y wayuu en sus luchas por sus territorios.

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