New Zealand mosque shooting suspect to be tried under anti-terror laws

New Zealand police have said the prime accused in the Christchurch mosque attack case will be tried under terrorism laws. Its not that thigs are going to get any better for Brenton Tarrant given that he already faces charges of murder and 40 cases of attempted murder after the deadly twin mosque attack.

The Australian had last appeared in court – via video conferencing – in April and his next hearing is scheduled in June. The attack has been the deadliest incident of mass shooting to have ever happened in New Zealand that led to the death of 50 people who had gathered at the mosques to pray.

The incident was instantly followed by mass condemnation while the MPs were quick to pass a new law that banned the use of semi-automatic weapons to be available to the public in the country. While that should take care of denying anyone to carry out mass shooting of this scale, there have also been cries to help stem the propagation of hate speeches and other such ideologies that can create division in the society.

As has come to the fore, Tarrant happens to be a white supremacist who even went online to hint at what he was about to do before carrying out the dastardly attack. It’s not only that but the Australian also went to the extent of live streaming the incident via a head-mounted camera that he wore while he went about in a shooting spree.

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Sovan Mandal has been into writing for almost a decade now, with special emphasis on politics, business, technology and so on. With a keen acumen to detect political changes and developments, Sovy - his pen name - also makes it a point to bring in his unique sense of writing and reporting in each of his posts. Also, it being political issues that Sovy reports on, he also takes special care to uphold an unbiased view of the subject, one that is factually correct and to-the-point.
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