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White Supremacist Terrorist Gets Life in Prison for New Zealand Mosque Shootings

HeadlineAug 27, 2020

In New Zealand, a court has sentenced a self-professed white nationalist gunman to life in prison without the possibility of parole, after convicting him on 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and engaging in a terrorist act. In March of last year, 29-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant emailed out a racist manifesto minutes before he opened fire with an assault rifle at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, live-streaming his massacre on Facebook. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed the sentencing.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: “The trauma of March 15 is not easily healed, but today, I hope, is the last where we have any cause to hear or utter the name of the terrorist behind it. His deserves to be a lifetime of complete and utter silence.”

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