Man, killing people in mosques in New Zealand, charged with terrorism. This is stated in the message of the New Zealand police.
As noted, in respect of Brenton Tarrant also made an additional murder charges and two attempted. In total he is charged with 92 crimes: the massacre of 51, 40 attempts to murder and committing a terrorist act. It is noted that the police informed about changes of the relatives and victims of the attacks.
Reuters notes that the charges of terrorism presented for the first time in the history of New Zealand. While regulating this field, the laws take effect only in 2002: they took after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States.
Experts say that in itself is the accusation of terrorism, taking into account multiple murder charges, virtually no impact on the verdict, but it was added in order to reflect the impact not only on the victims but on society in General, said lawyer Graham Edgler (Graeme Edgeler).
Tarrant must once again appear before the court on June 14. Currently he is in custody and must undergo a psychiatric evaluation, which will determine whether or not concerning it to be brought to trial.
The attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch occurred on 15 March, killing 51 people and more than 40 injured. Was detained several suspects, but the assault charges filed only Australian Brenton the Tarrant. He broadcast what is happening on the Internet and the day before the tragedy, published a 37-page Manifesto entitled “the Great replacement”. Later, Tarrant said that the crime was inspired terrorist attacks in Europe.
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