Sydney (Australia), April 15th (EFE). Brenton Tarrant, author of the 2019 attack on Supremacy in New Zealand that killed 51 Muslims, called for a review of his prison conditions and terrorist status, but was not presented at the scheduled hearing on Thursday in the Supreme Court.
Tarrant, who was sentenced last August on 51 counts of murder, 40 attempted murder and a terrorism case, will defend him at the initial hearing in Oakland, where he is being held in solitary confinement in the maximum security prison. .
However, the 30-year-old Australian complained that documents related to his case were not obtained and expressed to prison authorities Thursday morning his desire to postpone the hearing, according to local network TVNZ.
At the hearing, Judge Geoffrey Vining indicated that Tarrant, who had to confirm today that he was in charge of his defense, requested in a letter sent on February 27 to review his status as a “terrorist entity” and to access correspondence and news, adding the fountain.
The court stated that this petition will not affect the verdict against Tarrant on criminal or terrorist charges.
Upon being informed of Tarrant’s legal appeal, Rosemary Omar, whose son Tariq Omar was killed in the attack, told Radio New Zealand the day before that it had been difficult for her to accept this news, which takes place in the middle of the sanctuary. Ramadan fasting, which lasts a month.
Tarrant stormed the Al-Noor and Lynwood mosques in Christchurch with semi-automatic and military weapons on March 15, 2019, and fired at close range Muslims, including children and the elderly, who were inside these places. Traditional Friday prayers.
The attacker, who spread his fanatical ideology on social networks, also streamed a live portion of these actions that would later lead to gun ownership reform in New Zealand.
Last December, the New Zealand government acknowledged that mistakes had been made before the attack, including an “almost exclusive” interest in Islamic terrorism at the expense of monitoring extremist individuals and groups.
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