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New Zealand : A supremacist jailed for sharing the Christchurch terror attacks livestream

Christchurch white supremacist sentenced for distributing video of mosque terror attacks. / Ph. DR
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A 44-year-old New Zealander was sentenced, Tuesday, to 21 months in prison for sharing the graphic livestream filmed by the Australian terrorist who killed 55 Muslims worshippers in one of New Zealand’s ugliest terror attacks, New Zealand Herald reported.

Philip Arps, a self-identified supremacist, was arrested in Christchurch four days after the attacks, which targeted two mosques in the city.

Philip Arps described the attacks as «awesome», judge Stephen O'Driscoll said, and sent photos from the Facebook livestream to thirty people.

«Your offending glorifies and encourages the mass murder carried out under the pretext of religious and racial hatred. It is clear from all the material before me that you have strong and unrepentant views towards the Muslim community», said O’Driscoll.

For the record, Brenton Tarrant who carried the terror attacks in Christchurch pleaded not guilty last week in court. The trial will be resumed on May 4, 2020.

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