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New Zealand’s prime minister called alleged mosque gunman a terrorist. But he may not be charged as one.

New Zealand’s prime minister called alleged mosque gunman a terrorist. But he may not be charged as one.
Friday 22
7:0 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. (Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) When police dramatically apprehended Brenton Harrison Tarrant last Friday after he allegedly shot dozens of Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, authorities filed only one charge against him: a single count of murder. The idea was to keep him behind bars on a holding charge to provide time for authorities to gather evidence and build a case against him. And those preparing that case now have a complicated task ahead of them: choosing what other charges they may press against him. John Ip, a senior lecturer at University of ...

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