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11/26/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern)International Christian Concern (ICC) issued a news release on November 20, 2018, titled “American Missionary Reportedly Murdered by Hostile Tribe in India.” Near the end of that news release, we included this sentence: “A full investigation must be launched in this murder and those responsible must be brought to justice.

This language calling for justice for the victim is “boilerplate” language in our news releases, as we continually deal with governments around the world that fail to prosecute perpetrators of religiously motivated violence.

John Chau was fully aware of the risk of his visits and returned to the island even after being shot at with arrows where he narrowly escaped.

We have no wish to see his killers prosecuted even though the Indian police called for such in early statements to the Indian media.

ICC’s thoughts and prayers remain with Chau’s family and friends.

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