Thursday, August 18, 2022

NZ places Brenton Tarrant in heavily guarded prison


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

The New Zealand authorities on Sunday escorted the Australian extremist Brenton Tarrant responsible for the massacre of two mosques in Christ Church, to a heavily guarded prison outside the northern city.

“We have worked closely with other agencies to bring the accused to jail safely after his appearance in court in Christ Church,” a spokeswoman of the prison in Christchurch said, adding that “this person was isolated in conditions that allow him to be monitored 24 hours a day either directly by prison guards or through surveillance cameras, he cannot follow television, radio or press, and is prohibited from visiting. ”

New Zealand media reported that the terrorist was locked up in the highly guarded Parimurimo wing of Auckland prison.

On Friday, March 15,  armed Brenton opened fire at worshipers in two churches in Christchurch (South Island, New Zealand), killing and wounding dozens.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as a terrorist attack. Brenton Tarrant, 28, from Australia was charged with premeditated murder. The court extended his detention until April 5.


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