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New Zealand mosque attacker gets life in prison

Aug 27, 2020 09:05 IST

The white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques in March 2019 was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without parole. It's the maximum available sentence in New Zealand and it's the first time that it has been imposed. The judge, while awarding the sentence said that the gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant's crimes were so wicked that a life time in jail could not begin to atone for them. The judge added that they stemmed from a warped and malignant ideology. Tarrant had targeted people praying at mosques and had beamed his attack live on social media.

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