Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacker charged with terrorism

Brenton Tarrant in Christchurch court. file photo 16 March 2019Picture copyright

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The suspect is due in courtroom in June (file photograph)

The person accused of killing 51 folks within the Christchurch mosques assault has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police have mentioned.

Brenton Tarrant was charged with “partaking in a terrorist act”, police mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.

He’s already going through fees of homicide and 40 of tried homicide following the assault on two mosques within the South Island metropolis on 15 March.

The Australian is subsequent due in courtroom in June.

The assault was the deadliest mass capturing assault in New Zealand.

In consequence, New Zealand’s parliament voted to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons.

Victims of the Christchurch shootings

Fifty folks misplaced their lives within the shootings at two mosques within the metropolis. One died in hospital later.

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