Tuesday, July 5, 2022

New Zealand court charged 92 counts for attack on two mosques in Christchurch


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

A New Zealand court has charged 92 counts of murder, attempted murder and terrorism to the attacker of on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people.

According to the UAE’s Al Ain news portal, the court said it had verified the mental health of the defendant, making him fully responsible for his actions.

Police in New Zealand formally charged Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect in the massacre of the Christchurch church, which killed 50 people and wounded 50 others, with a terrorist act.

Police said in a statement that the charge of initiating terrorist acts under section 6A of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 on Brenton Tarrant, “pointing out that in addition to the charge of terrorism, Tarrant faces 51 counts of murder and 40 counts of attempted murder in attacks.

New Zealand launched an investigation last week into the attack on Christchurch by listening to the evidence as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepares to host a meeting in France seeking global support to tackle online violence.

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