Christchurch massacre inquiry begins
An inquiry into the Christchurch mosques shootings has began hearing evidence, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepared to co-host a meeting in France that seeks global support to tackle online violence.
A long gunman killed 51 people at two mosques on March 15 while livestreaming the massacre on Facebook. It was New Zealand’s worst peace time shooting.
Australian Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, has been charged with multiple counts of murder for the mass shooting.
New Zealand’s Royal Commission inquiry will look into Tarrant’s alleged activities, use of social media and international connections, as well as whether there was inappropriate priority settings in counter terrorism resources.
“The Commission’s findings will help to ensure such an attack never happens here again,” Ardern said in a statement on Monday announcing a second commissioner to the inquiry………read more
Source: The Daily Telegraph