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Dear Minister Merino Tafur,
I am writing to ask you to put a stop to plans to expand the Camisea gas project further into the Nahua-Nanti Reserve for uncontacted tribes.
The spread of disease and forced contact are very real threats to the lives of uncontacted and isolated tribes; the lives of the oil workers are also at risk – many have been killed in the past by isolated Indians defending their territory.
It is unthinkable to allow gas workers into a territory that has been created to protect these vulnerable tribes, and it is impossible to ensure that contact does not occur. The expansion violates both Peruvian and international laws that protect the rights of uncontacted Indians.
The United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called for the immediate suspension of expansion plans due to the dangers the work would pose to the Indians' lives.
I urge you to prevent the expansion from going ahead and ensure that the land and lives of uncontacted Indians are protected.
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