Foreign Affairs
Pleads guilty to murder of 51 persons in New Zealand’s Christchurch mosques

A man who murdered a number of persons during an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last year, has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder.

29-year-old Brenton Tarrant also admitted to the attempted murder of another 41 persons. The accused had pleaded not guilty to this charge and was to undergo trial by jury in June.

In the wake of the man’s attack on the two mosques in New Zealand, harsher laws were enacted about the use of firearms. Although New Zealand is presently in lockdown because of the coronavirus, the sitting was held with just a few people present in the High Court in Christchurch.