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US Won’t Take Action Against The Sentinelese Tribe

The United States have decided not to pursue action against the Sentinelese tribe members who killed American missionary John Allen Chau.

Samuel Brownback, Ambassador of Large for International Religious Freedom said, “The U.S. government has not asked or pursued any sort of sanctions that the Indian government would take against the tribal people in this case.”

Christian missionary John Allen Chau was killed in November last year, when he illegally ventured into the North Sentinel Island in the Andamans to preach Christianity.




The Sentinelese community do not allow any outsides in their island, they kill visitors with arrows.

John during happier times

The Indian government restricted outsiders visit close to the island.

India has never made contact with the Sentinel people.



The fragile immune system restricts visitors due to spread of pathogens. The Sentinelese have never been vaccinated, a simple disease for us could be fatal for them. Their population is believed to be between 40 to 200.

British organisation that protects isolated tribes believes, “Chau’s incursion may have led to infections with deadly pathogens with the potential to wipe out the entire tribe.”

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