Publicado: Sol, Marcha 17, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

After the suspect left the court, the judge said that while "there is one charge of murder brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others".

Tarrant allegedly took part in terrorist attacks conducted at the Al Noor and Linwood Masjid mosques on Friday afternoon.

By the time the rampage was over, the gunman had killed 41 people.

He added that one of his friends had died of his injuries and another is still in hospital.

National carrier Air New Zealand canceled at least 17 flights in and out of Christchurch, saying it couldn't properly screen customers and their baggage following the shootings. "I think pretty much everyone is in the same boat of being very upset about it". He also published a 74-page white nationalist manifesto in which he denounced Muslims and called immigrants "invaders". He has not been publicly identified by officials.

"Charges have been laid, we can expect additional charges will be appearing in the high court on the fifth of April, so there is obviously a process that needs to be gone through here", she said. With a grim expression, she said the country seems to have been targeted because of its welcoming and tolerance.

Mr Bainimarama also said his government will be working closely with authorities in New Zealand to monitor the welfare of Fijians in Christchurch. "We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things".

"We represent diversity and compassion, a home for those who share our values, a refuge for those who need it. Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers".

Prior to Friday's attack, the country's deadliest shooting occurred in 1990, when a man killed 13 people following a dispute with a neighbor.

I'd be lying if I were to say that I was shocked.

In 2015, GunPolicy.org listed 55 deaths caused by firearms in New Zealand and 59 homicides.

New Zealand mass murderer Tarrant A white supremacist who denounced immigrants as invaders
AOS push back members of the public following a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch New Zealand Friday

Outside one of the two mosques, 32-year-old Ash Mohammed pushed through police barricades in hopes of finding out what happened to his father and two brothers, whose cellphones rang unanswered.

In New Zealand, police officers don't routinely carry firearms.

The Queen of England released a statement, as did President Donald Trump along with many other world leaders.

Ardern, wearing a black headscarf, met with survivors and victims' families Saturday at a college which has become an information centre for those affected by the tragedy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said hatred and violence have no place in diverse and democratic societies, and expressed India's solidarity with the people of New Zealand at this hard time. It was still unclear whether any other shooters were involved in the attacks.

All mosques across New Zealand have been urged to close their doors for the time being, and in Scotland, police have stepped up patrols around mosques - however, officers insist there is no intelligence to suggest a specific threat in this country.

Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Colin Tukuitonga also showed his support for New Zealand and those who lost loved ones. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all said they had taken steps to remove copies of the videos. The AR-15 was used at Port Arthur, as well as a number of high-profile mass shootings in the United States.

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year old Australian charged with murder after he shot 49 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, put up a manifesto in the hours before his attacks in which, according to news agencies, he revealed the motives for his plans, as well as his inspiration: Anders Breivik.

"Thank you. for always helping us feel safe and secure", Frank Scarpitti wrote in a tweet.

This is a developing story.

New Zealand terror attack
A short distance away, 39 people were being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds and other injuries inflicted in the massacre. Until Friday, the country's worst mass shooting was in 1990, when a lone gunman killed 13 people in the small town of Aramoana.

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