The white supremacist who did a terrorist attack in New Zeeland while life streaming on Facebook killed 51 people. In a surprising turn of events have pleaded not guilty in front of the court. The courtroom that was filled with family and friends of the victims reacting with gasps as the plea entered the courtroom.
Brenton Tarrant faces 92 charges, including 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder, and one count of terrorism under New Zealand’s Terrorism Suppression Act of 2002.
Tarrant reportedly smiled as the charges against him were announced. Prior to his standing in court. he was accessed for mental health and was considered fit to appear in court. Tarrant targeted two mosques on the 15th of March and live-streamed the whole video for seventeen minutes. The intent of this video was to spread fear in the Muslim community worldwide.
After the attack news spread worldwide the reaction was immediate as the world mourned the death of families. New Zealand in reaction to this introduced strict gun laws. Also, a buy-back action of firearms was introduced according to which the government will take back the arms and offer money in exchange for the weapon.