The number of charges against distributing the March shooting video in the mosques of New Zealand Christchurch has reached 35, TASS reported referring to the Radio New Zealand.
According to it, the charges were brought in the period from March 16 to August 21. In 24 cases, the case went to court, and in ten of them the trial took place in the youth court. In nine cases, the police limited themselves to issuing warnings.
On March 15, attacks on mosques in Christchurch occurred in New Zealand. As a result of the attack, 50 people were killed, 50 were injured. New Zealand’s PM, Jacinda Ardern, said it was terrorist attacks. The attacker - 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant - was taken into custody, he was charged with murder. Tarrant filmed the attack on mosques and broadcast it on the Internet. New Zealand authorities banned the distribution of videos of the attacks on mosques on the day of the attack.
The meeting, which will hear the accusations and explanations of the Australian, will be held on May 4, 2020. His trial may take from 6 to 12 weeks.