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Monday, 15 April 2019

Six people appear in NZ court charged with illegally distributing livestream footage of Christchurch mosque shootings





Six people have appeared in a New Zealand court on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.
Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.
The charge of supplying or distributing objectionable material carries a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment. 


Arps, 44, is scheduled to next appear in court via video link on April 26.
The 18-year-old suspect is charged with sharing the livestream video and a still image of the Al Noor mosque with the words 'target acquired'. 
He will reappear in court on July 31 when electronically monitored bail will be considered.
An armed police officer (R) stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque, one of the mosques where some 50 people were killed
An armed police officer (R) stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque, one of the mosques where some 50 people were killed
Police prosecutor Pip Currie opposed bail for the 18-year-old suspect and said the second charge, involving the words added to the still image, was of significant concern.
New Zealand's chief censor has banned both the livestreamed footage of the attack and the manifesto written and released by Brenton Harrison Tarrant, who faces 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges in the March 15 attacks.
The court appearances come one month after a gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayers in the worst terror attack in the country's history. 
The horrific attack resulted in the deaths of 50 Muslim worshippers and another 50 were seriously injured. 
In the wake of the attacks, gun laws have been changed in New Zealand, with semi-automatic weapons now banned. 
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