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24 Aug 2020

Victims of New Zealand mosque shootings speak of their trauma

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Survivors of the New Zealand mosque shootings and relatives of those who died have spoken about their trauma in court – as the attacker’s sentencing hearing began.

White supremacist Brenton Tarrant, who’s from Australia, has pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 attempted murders and one charge of terrorism, in relation to the attacks in Christchurch in 2019.

He could become the first person in New Zealand’s history to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.