• New Zealand faced sorrow and horror on Sunday when the number of deaths rose to 50 people two days after the militant opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch. The terrorist attack seems to have been carried out by a white nationalist who posted on the Internet a racist manifesto and broadcast live video of the killings.
• A 28-year-old man from Australia was charged with murder and on Saturday morning in a court room in Christchurch. Court documents identified him as Brenton Harrison Tarrant. The New Zealand police said they would be subject to additional charges. "There will be changes to our weapons laws," she said.
Suspect will be judged in New Zealand, Prime Minister said
Prime Minister Jakind Ardern said on Sunday that the suspect was charged with filming in Australia,
A 28-year-old man from Australia He was accused of murder and appeared on Saturday morning in a court room in Christchurch. The court documents identified him as Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Ardner said he would have to have more indictment, but she did not say whether the charges against him were considered in terrorism. She said she was looking for advice on whether Tarrant could be issued to Australia, but his trial would take place in New Zealand.
"He will face the New Zealand Judiciary for the terrorist act he committed here," she said. "There was no other arrow," Mrs. Ardner said. She said that one person was detained as a result of evidence gathered during the investigation, but there was no evidence that he was attacked. Ardner said her government would discuss New Zealand laws at a meeting on Monday.
"There will be changes to our weapons laws," she said at a second press conference
. will consider announcing that after the attack on New Zealand, there was a surge in cannon sales.
Shooting was confronted with New Zealand that could be a disagreement over the political struggle for arms control in a country with a tremendous number of people possessing weapons with little constraints. The authorities claim that the assailant used the legacies he bought legally, including two semi-automatic assault weapons. Newcastle's Attorney General David Parker seems to have gone beyond the scope of this statement for casualties on Saturday, pointing out that semi-automatic weapons will be banned, but later he stepped back. Mr Parker told Radio New Zealand that he was trying to reflect Mrs. Ardner's comments that "we need to ban some semiautomatic devices, maybe they all".
"These decisions have not yet been taken, but the Prime Minister has signaled that we will look at this issue," said Mr. Parker. The Kiwi Weapon blog, published on the Internet on Human Rights, said that among the objectives of the mosque arch member, one of them is "to force an attack on the rights of responsible New Zealanders." She said that "our Prime Minister now surrenders with him."
There is no dispute that the acquisition of semi-automatic weapons in military style is relatively easy in New Zealand, where guns are located. According to a 2017 poll on small arms, the population of 4.6 million has more than 1.2 million firearms.
According to the law of New Zealand, anyone from 16 years of age and older can apply for a firearms license. License for firearms may require authorization for semi-automatic weapons in military style
In the United States, the National Infantry Association, a leading defender of the rights of the owner, issued the first statement of the attack, exposing the murderer, saying: nothing about the weapon used.
"It does not matter if these meaningless tragedies are taking place in the United States or abroad, our deepest condolences to the victims and their families," said Andrew Arulanandam, a group spokesman. It was an act of the monster. As far as N.R.A. laughing at the fact that we express our deepest condolences to those who suffered from this terrible event, we do not apologize for our thoughts, words or prayers. "
Many victims "require multiple operations," says the hospital. Shots remain at Christchurch Hospital, 12 of them in critical condition, officials said on Sunday.
A 4-year-old girl also remains critical in a children's hospital in Auckland, where she arrived after an attack.
Christchurch Hospital Representative David Mates reported that on Saturday, the hospital was treating more than nine new victims of the attack on Saturday. They came with cuts, inlaid glass fragments and injuries of the back, knees and legs.
Mace said that seven operational theaters were held in hospital on Sunday, instead of the usual three.
"Many of these people require multiple operations because of the complex nature of the injuries and the need to provide a series of shorter operations at a stage, so patients have the best chance of recovery," he said. Ardern said that the list of dead people still is temporary and that the seven victims will receive financial assistance, she said that the seven will receive the bodies of the victims on a Sunday evening, and all bodies are expected to be returned on Wednesday.
The company g thieves that the employees were among the dead
Air New Zealand Airlines said that one of its employees, Likud Abdul Hamid, died during the attack on the day.
Chief Executive Officer Christopher Lawson stated in a statement that " that Mr. Hamid was an Air New Zealand aircraft maintenance engineer for 16 years.
"He first met a team before working with our aircraft in a previous role abroad," said Mr. Luxson. "The friendship that he had made at that time forced him to apply for Air New Zealand and move to Christchurch."
PricewaterhouseCoopers later said on Sunday that one of her employees, Areb Ahmed, was also killed.
The company said it learned about the death of Ahmed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.
"Areb was a beloved and respected member of our seven PwC, which lived on every day our values." "His smile, warmth, dedication, respect and humor will be deeply missed."
The Prime Minister also said that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, shared his sympathy with the filming, some of which were streamed live on the social media platform.
On Sunday, Facebook announced that it removed 1.5 million video attacks worldwide, including 1.2 million, which were blocked at boot time. The company said it also removes edited versions of videos that do not display graphical content.
Little information about other victims as the number of victims increases
The police said on Sunday that the number of deaths has increased to 50, as officials have found another. body in a mosque on Duns Avenue, where most of the victims were killed. Another 50 people were injured.
"Last night, we were able to take all the victims from both of these scenes and thus we found another victim," said Mike Bush, the New Zealand Police Commissioner. 19659002] Bush said that the list of victims' names was made with the help of senior religious leaders and was handed over to seven members. However, he said that the list was informal, and officials did not confirm the names publicly until the body was officially identified.
The bodies have not yet been released to the families of the victims, but Mr Bush said he was aware that Muslim religious practice required operative burial.
"We know about cultural and religious needs, so we do it as soon as possible and more sensitive," he said.
Police defend their response time
Police officials say it took 36 minutes for them to receive a first call to shoot at a mosque when the suspect was taken to custody.
"It's an extremely fast response time," said John Price, district commander. the police. "You have a mobile offender in a big capital city, and I'm very pleased with the answer of our employees."
During a briefing on Saturday, officials gave a partial schedule, but many details remained unclear. Officials said the gunman arrived at the second mosque, where he continued to rage, seven minutes after leaving the first mosque.
Later, the suspect was arrested in a car wielding homemade explosive devices by two police officers. Mike Bush, a New Zealand police commissioner, said the officers prevented further death.
"These two police officers acted with absolute courage," Mr Bush said on Sunday. – I'm proud of what they did. They prevented further death and risked their lives. "
The Prime Minister said that for more than 30 minutes before the attack, her office was among more than 30 legislators and information organizations who received a manifesto that meant a militant. According to the protocol, her office passed it to parliamentary security within two minutes after receiving it, she said.
If Mrs. Ardner had the manifest containing details that could be immediately used, her office would have acted upon them. She said she read the part of the manifest that she called "deeply disturbing."
The story of heroism: "I was ready to give my life"
Abdul Aziz, 48, was in the mosque of Linwood, praying with his four sons when he heard the shots. He immediately knew that something was wrong.
Instead of running from the sound, he ran to him and grabbed the first thing he could find – a credit card machine – and threw it at the intruder. He tried to prevent the attacker in the course, which many companions of worship described as heroic, weaving through the cars in the parking lot, trying to attract the attention of the archers from the mosque.
Latef Alabi, acting Imam Linwood, told the Associated Press that he believed that the number of victims would be much higher in a mosque without the actions of Mr. Aziz
Aziz said he saw an attacker drop one of the guns and He managed to grab him, but when he pressed the trigger, the gun was empty. When the militant approached his car, apparently, to capture more ammunition, Mr. Aziz said that he threw the gun at the attacker's windshield, breaking the glass.
Mr. Aziz remained modest, saying in the New York Times interview that everyone in his office would do the same. "I was ready to give my life to save one more life," he said.
Originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, Mr Aziz lived in Australia 27 years after fleeing violence in his native country. He moved to New Zealand a few years ago, calling it a beautiful country.