A year after a tragic incident in the city of Christchurch who killed 51 Muslims, a court in New Zealand is set to begin sentencing of an Australian, today, August 24, 2020.
The cruel man named Brenton Tarrant, pleaded guilty in March 2019 to 51 murder charges, 40 of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act. Tarrant stormed into the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and started to shooting at worshippers, including women and children.
Tarrant attacked people attending Friday prayers at two mosques with semi-automatic guns and streaming the shooting live on his Facebook account. And he was arrested on the way to a third attack.
The court will be held on Monday morning. Tarrant will be present in the courtroom after he got off a New Zealand Air Force plane at Christchurch Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The court also told that Tarrant will be sentenced after being allowed to make a statement. The victim of the shooting also has travelled from overseas to heard the sentencing that gives by the court to the penetrators.
The judge said, due to coronavirus-related restrictions, hundreds more will have to physical distancing.
“During they watch the hearings, should have to physical distancing.
And others also have been granted permission to monitor by online.”
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, “To support the health of victims, local mental health specialists will also be present and standby. Because the whole process is likely to take some time.”
As information, Tarrant faces life imprisonment. But, the judge also has the power to decide to sentence him without the possibility of release. So, Tarrant would be imprisoned for the rest of his life in prison.
As the impact of Tarrant’s attack, it led a ban on firearms in New Zealand and a campaign against hate content online.