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NZ shootings: Terrorist sent manifesto to 70 individuals, institutions worldwide

Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack Feature: Terror suspect in New Zealand Christchurch mosques attack appears in court with heightened security - Xinhua | English.news.cn
Kenny Thornton | 17 March, 2019, 10:25

Former NSW personal trainer Tarrant did not apply for bail when he appeared in court on Saturday and was remanded in custody without plea until April 5.

The shooter live-streamed the assault on Facebook. Worshippers, possibly dead or wounded, lay on the floor, the video showed.

A police officer looks for explosive devices near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019.

Judge Paul Kellar allowed journalists to use cameras and shoot video but said Tarrant's face must be obscured in order to protect his right to a fair trial. No images have emerged from there.

"It did not include a location, it did not include specific details", she said, adding that it was sent to security services within two minutes of receipt.

"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack", said Ardern.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that the first of the bodies would be released on Sunday afternoon. "Obviously by some of the recipients, but not at a time prior to the attack", Commissioner Bush said.

Linda Armstrong, 65, who had sponsored a child from Bangladesh, died at Lynwood mosque as well.

"But that arrest was tangential to this matter and we do not believe that he was involved in this attack either", he said.

He said up to 70 people were praying inside Linwood when gunshots were heard. One person died in hospital.

"Hi guys how are you".

A Pittsburgh Jewish group is raising money for the victims of mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand as a show of gratitude for the previous generosity shown by Muslim groups.

She asserted that New Zealand "will not and can not be shaken" by this attack.

Pence hosts Irish prime minister and his partner at Naval Observatory
In a tweet, Varadkar said it was "great to be back here for a really warm reception ". "One way or the other it's going to work out".

"We stand ready to extend all our support to the families of Pakistani victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch". Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population. Nabi's family left Kabul, Afghanistan, for New Zealand in the 1970s.

Dirie's family had fled war-torn Somalia in the mid-1990s as refugees and settled down in New Zealand.

"I can't even go to the mosque now because I am scared of that happening again", the 16-year-old told New Zealand television.

He said his government expressed compassion and solidarity over this "despicable act affecting our neighbours". While interpretation of Islamic law regarding burials varies, burying a person as soon as possible after death is a fundamental principal of Islam, usually no more than 24 hours later.

Two armed guards brought Brenton Tarrant into court.

While known for having more moderate politics, New Zealand has relatively lax gun laws in comparison with its larger neighbour.

Unlike the USA, the right to own a firearm is not enshrined in New Zealand's constitution.

The prime minister that he would be charged and tried in New Zealand.

"Any loss of life at the hands of extremists regardless of religion, race or colour should be condemned in the strongest of terms". All the weapons were legally obtained. But already, the stories of victims from across the Muslim world came into focus.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who condemned the attack as a "horrible massacre", was praised in the accused gunman's manifesto as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose".

He said he survived by playing dead, but was desperate to know what happened to his friends who were there with him. "My message was sympathy and love for all Muslim communities", she said she told him.

Pence also affirmed US cooperation in ensuring all the perpetrators were brought to justice.

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