Assemblymen Clever Jimenez and Cesar Montufar have sent a statement to the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), to inform about the Huaorani attack against the Taromenane, an un-contacted tribe, and also ask the body to take responsibility in the matter and ensure the compliance of precautionary measures in favor of these people, and evidence that the government is doing its duty.
“The Commission called for measures to protect the life and personal integrity of the Tagaeri and Taromenane, and the Ombudsman, in 2011, called for a ban on oil, mining and logging businesses in the Indigenous territory. Not having met these requests or partially met, the government would be creating the conditions for the physical and cultural extinction of the un-contacted indigenous,” indicated the legislators.
Therefore, both of them request the IACHR to warn the Ecuadorian government and the international community, that there is a genocide process against indigenous peoples.
Subsequently, Montufar and Jimenez, argued that this fact is related to the extraction of oil, so they say that it is mandatory to safeguard the physical survival of a people, “is a moral imperative that no one can ignore,” they emphasized.