Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism: police

The person accused of taking pictures useless 51 Muslim worshippers within the Christchurch mosque assaults was formally charged with terrorism for the primary time on Tuesday, New Zealand police stated.

Along with the phobia cost, Brenton Tarrant additionally faces 51 expenses of homicide and 40 of tried homicide over the March 15 assaults.

“The cost will allege {that a} terrorist act was carried out in Christchurch,” police stated in a press release.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has characterised the mosque killings a well-planned “terrorist assault” for the reason that day Tarrant, a self-described white supremacist, allegedly carried them out.

However till now the costs in opposition to him had been much less expansive, as New Zealand’s Terrorism Suppression Act was solely launched in 2002 and is untested within the courts.

Police stated the choice to put the phobia cost was made after consultations with prosecutors and authorities authorized consultants.

Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, is at the moment in a excessive safety jail present process assessments to find out if he’s mentally match to face trial.

He subsequent courtroom look is scheduled for June 14.

Police stated that they had met survivors and victims’ households Tuesday to clarify the extra expenses.

“Police are dedicated to offering all of the help obligatory for what will probably be a difficult and emotional courtroom course of to return for the sufferer’s households and survivors of the assault,” they stated. —Reuters

New Zealand shooting suspect ‘complains about prison treatment’

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The person accused of capturing useless 50 individuals at two mosques in New Zealand has made a proper criticism about his remedy in jail, in response to experiences.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, is being held in isolation on the most safety Auckland Jail in Paremoremo following the fear assaults in Christchurch two weeks in the past.

The division of corrections confirmed to media in New Zealand that Tarrant has no TV, radio or newspapers and no accepted guests.


It refused to touch upon particulars of Tarrant’s claims however the Stuff news website quoted a source saying the alleged gunman had complained about lack of entry to cellphone calls and guests.

“He’s below fixed statement and isolation,” stated the supply. “He doesn’t get the same old minimal entitlements. So no cellphone calls and no visits.”

Tarrant has his personal yard – which is similar measurement as his cell – and is allowed to make use of it for one hour each day, in response to the supply.

Below the regulation inmates have a “minimal entitlement” to 3 meals a day, drink, train and enough bedding for “heat, well being and affordable consolation”.

Prisoners are additionally allowed to obtain no less than one non-public customer for no less than 30 minutes every week and no less than one outgoing phone name of as much as 5 minutes every week.

Nonetheless the Corrections Act 2004 additionally states that these entitlements could be withheld ”if there’s an emergency within the jail or the safety of the jail is threatened or if the well being or security of any individual is threatened”.

“He’s being managed in accordance with the provisions set out within the Corrections Act 2004 and our worldwide obligations for the remedy of prisoners,” stated a division spokesperson.

“For operational safety causes no additional info might be offered.”


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Final week the division of corrections rejected experiences that Tarrant was solely being guarded by white jail officers.

Tarrant has been charged with one homicide in relation to the Christchurch assaults and is anticipated to face additional expenses when he returns to courtroom on 5 April.


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Facebook, YouTube sued over Christchurch shooting videos

Folks pay their respects in entrance of floral tributes for victims of the March 15 mosque assaults, in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Photograph: AFP

A gaggle representing Muslims in France is submitting a lawsuit towards Fb and YouTube over the published of a video displaying the mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15.

The French Council of the Muslim Religion, a governmental physique that represents thousands and thousands of Muslims in France, mentioned it’s suing the tech firms for “broadcasting a message with violent content material abetting terrorism or of a nature prone to significantly violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor.”

In France, a majority of these offences might be punished by three years imprisonment and a nice of 75,000 euros, The Guardian reported.

Associated: New Zealand orders top-level inquiry into mosque massacres

Nevertheless, Fb mentioned it “shortly” eliminated the dwell video displaying the killing of 50 individuals.

Final week, New Zealand’s three important telecoms released a scathing letter to the CEOs of Twitter, Google and Fb, calling on them to take extra proactive steps to take away any such content material upfront.

The 15 March shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, which killed 50, have been live-streamed on Fb after which copied and shared throughout social media. 9 Pakistanis died within the assault.

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Note on Christchurch attack found after US mosque fire

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A word referencing the latest terrorist assaults in New Zealand’s Christchurch was discovered on the scene of a suspected arson at a Southern California mosque, police stated Sunday.

A word was discovered within the parking zone referencing the shootings this month that killed 50 folks at two mosques within the metropolis of Christchurch, police Lt Chris Lick stated. He didn’t elaborate concerning the contents of the word.

No accidents have been reported. The fireplace broke out at round 3am on the Islamic Centre of Escondido, positioned roughly 30 miles north of San Diego.

Associated: New Zealand orders top-level inquiry into mosque massacres

Police stated an individual contained in the mosque on the time was capable of extinguish the hearth earlier than firefighters arrived. There have been seven folks contained in the mosque on the time of the hearth. The construction sustained minor injury to the surface façade, police stated.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the incident together with native police. No arrests have been made and the police had not but recognized any suspects as of Sunday afternoon.

The San Diego workplace of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the obvious arson assault and inspired anybody with data to return ahead.

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Five mosques attacked in UK’s Birmingham with sledgehammers

5 mosques have been attacked in Birmingham in in a single day strikes on Thursday, reported BBC.

The police stated that they acquired experiences of a person smashing the home windows of a mosque on Birchfield Street with a sledgehammer.

They acquired related complaints from Erdington, Aston, Perry Barr and Albert Street.

Related: 49 dead after mass shooting  in New Zealand mosques 

House Secretary Sajid Javed stated that the assaults have been “deeply regarding and distressing”.

He added, “Hateful behaviour has completely no place in our society [and] won’t ever be accepted.”

Councillor Majid Mahmood tweeted a video of one of many mosques too.

Islam is a faith of peace, stated the imam of one of many mosques. “The people who find themselves behind these assaults ought to select the trail of peace too.”

He remarked that safety across the mosque has been placed on excessive alert for Friday prayers on March 22.

The assault comes only a week after a gunman shot useless 50 individuals when he opened hearth in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Reporting by Taimoor Shehzad

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Prayers held for Naeem Rashid and his son in Abbottabad

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A prayer and memorial service have been held in Abbottabad for the victims of the mosque assaults in Christchurch, New Zealand, particularly Naeem Rashid and his son Talha.

Numerous individuals, together with native politicians and representatives of civil society, attended the memorial in Jinnahabad.

Political leaders, together with Khyber Pakhtunkwa Meeting Speaker Mushtaq Ghani, former governor Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, MNA Ali Khan Jadoon, Deputy Commissioner Amir Afaq, former MPA Inayatullah Khan and MPA Aurangzeb Nalotha, attended the service. They provided condolences to the victims’ household.

Associated: PM Imran Khan announces national award for the Pakistani man who tried to tackle the Christchurch shooter

Rashid’s mom has been issued a New Zealand visa, in response to former MPA Aamina Sardar. She and her elder son Dr Khursheed Alam have left for Lahore, she mentioned.

She mentioned they’ll go away for New Zealand as quickly as their tickets are confirmed. They may attend Rashid and his son’s final rites in New Zealand.

Associated: Pakistan’s flag to fly at half mast for New Zealand victims

Sardar demanded the federal government announce Sitara-e-Jurrat for Naeem in the course of the award conferral ceremony on Pakistan Day.

Naeem is our hero. He laid down his life so as to save others, mentioned individuals on the service.

Prime Minister Imran Khan introduced on Sunday a nationwide award for Rashid.

Associated: Death toll of Pakistanis in Christchurch attacks rises to 9

He risked his life to avoid wasting others and tried to deal with the shooter, mentioned eyewitnesses. He may also be seen doing so in a video of the assault on the Al Noor mosque.

“Pakistan is pleased with Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred attempting to deal with the white supremacist terrorist and his braveness will likely be acknowledged with a nationwide award,” mentioned PM Khan in a tweet.

9 Pakistanis have been killed after a shooter opened fireplace at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday. At the least 49 individuals have been killed and 48 others injured within the assault. The shooter has been recognized as 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant.

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