New Zealand mosque shooter launches legal challenge to prison conditions, terrorist status

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Christchurch

The mass shooter who killed 51 people in New Zealand in 2019 has launched a legal challenge seeking a review of his prison conditions and his status as a “terrorist entity”.

White supremacist Brenton Tarrant was sentenced in August to jail for life without parole for the murder of 51 people and attempted murder of 40 others at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019, the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history.

Tarrant, an Australian national, is the only person in New Zealand to be designated the status of terrorist.—AP

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