Accused Christchurch mosque shooter also charged with terrorist act

Accused Christchurch mosque shooter also charged with terrorist act
A frame grab taken from a CCTV video shows Brenton Tarrant upon his arrival on September 13, 2016 at Istanbul’s Ataturk International airport in Turkey. (AFP)
Updated 21 May 2019

Accused Christchurch mosque shooter also charged with terrorist act

Accused Christchurch mosque shooter also charged with terrorist act
  • Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder
  • He is next due to appear in court in June

WELLINGTON: New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were charging the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act.
The charge, which came under the country’s terrorism suppression legislation, was filed against Brenton Tarrant, police said in a statement.
The man, a suspected white supremacist, faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder. He is next due to appear in court in June.