New Zealand - Christchurch Mosque shooting, dead & injured reported, 15 March 2019

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    Australia passes law to stop spread of violent content online after Christchurch massacre

    April 4, 2019

    "Under the new law, which passed both houses of Parliament Thursday, obligations will be placed on internet companies to stop the spread of violent material. Failure to do so could see executives face up to three years in jail, or fines of up to 10% of the platform's annual turnover."
     
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    Tech firms face fines, jail under new laws after Christchurch killings

    Tech firms face fines, jail under new laws after Christchurch killings

    04 April 2019

    "Under the new laws, it is now an offence in Australia for companies, such as Facebook and Alphabet's Google, which owns YouTube, not to remove any videos or photographs that show murder, torture or rape without delay.

    Companies must also inform Australian police within a "reasonable" timeframe. …

    Australian attorney-general Christian Porter described the laws as a "world first in terms of legislating the conduct of social media and online platforms".

    Juries will decide whether companies have complied with the timetable, heightening the risk of high-profile convictions.

    "Whenever there are juries involved, they can get it wrong but when you add into the mix technology - which is complex - the risk is heightened," Jason Bosland, professor of media law, University of Melbourne, told Reuters.

    Technology firms said they are already working on the issue."
     
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    Zuckerberg resists pressure to alter Facebook's livestream feature after Christchurch attacks

    Zuckerberg resists pressure to alter Facebook's livestream feature after Christchurch attacks

    04 April 2019

    •Mark Zuckerberg has expressed reluctance to alter the Facebook feature that hosted video footage of the deadly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    The tech giant came under criticism after video of the attack, which killed 50 people, was livestreamed and widely circulated on its platform.

    "Speaking to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Thursday, the Facebook founder and CEO admitted that the artificial intelligence it uses to filter harmful content failed to flag the video, adding that its reach may have been limited if livestreams were subject to a broadcast delay.

    "But it would also fundamentally break what livestreaming is for people. Most people are livestreaming a birthday party or hanging out with friends when they can't be together," he said. "One of the things that's magical about livestreaming is that it's bi-directional, … you're not just broadcasting, you're communicating, and people are commenting back. So if you had a delay [it] would break that."

    Although reluctant to introduce a delay on Facebook's livestream feature, Zuckerberg accepted that the company needed to work harder to "mitigate and remove as much of the negative (content) as possible."
     
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    Surgeon details injuries sustained in Christchurch terror attack

    Surgeon details injuries sustained in Christchurch terror attack

    Apr 04 2019

    "WARNING: THIS STORY CONTAINS CONTENT THAT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING.

    Bullets used by the Christchurch shooter fragmented on impact, causing significant injuries that required multiple life-saving surgeries on multiple patients, politicians have been told.

    The high-energy gunshot wounds will confine victims, many of whom are still in hospital, to a lifetime of disability - both physically and emotionally.

    ... McKay, who was the on-call surgeon on the day of the Christchurch mosque shooting, appeared at the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee heard public submissions on the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill on Thursday.

    The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons supported the bill, which they see as a public health and safety issue. They are calling for a national register and a more robust licensing process.

    ... McKay's submission almost reduced a number of politician to tears.

    He described how 48 critically injured patients, who all suffered penetrating injuries from high velocity projectile weapons, were brought to the hospital in less than one hour.

    The injuries from these gunshots were extremely high energy and carried with them a significant force that depended on the type of gun and bullet used, he said.

    The primary goal was to kill or injure as much as possible, he said."
     
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    Christchurch terror attack accused appoints defence lawyers

    Christchurch terror attack accused appoints defence lawyers

    April 4, 2019

    "Two Auckland defence lawyers will represent Brenton Tarrant, who is facing 50 murder charges over the Christchurch terror attacks.

    ... The accused had earlier told his duty solicitor he did not want further legal representation.

    However, in a short statement, barrister Shane Tait said he would be acting on behalf of the accused, together with his colleague, Jonathan Hudson.

    Mr Tait said the right to consult and instruct a lawyer, and the right to a fair and public hearing, were protected rights in New Zealand law.

    He said he would make no further comment in relation to the case.

    The accused will appear via audio-visual link for what the judge said will be a "relatively brief" hearing.

    The judge said the accused will not be required to enter a plea and the primary purpose of the hearing was to establish the accused gunman's legal representation, if any, and other administrative matters."
     
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    The Australian man arrested over a terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand will have his mental fitness to stand trial tested before his case proceeds.

    Appearing via video link, Brenton Tarrant was dressed in prison greens and listened intently as he faces 50 murder and 39 attempted murder charges in New Zealand’s High Court.

    Tarrant’s legal team has asked for a mental health assessment of their client, who will be remanded in custody until June 14.


    Accused Christchurch mosque shooter to have mental fitness to stand trial tested
     
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    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand—A New Zealand judge on Friday, April 5, ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques undergo two mental health assessments to determine if he’s fit to stand trial.

    High Court judge Cameron Mander made the order during a hearing in which 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared via video link from a small room at the maximum security Paremoremo prison in Auckland.

    Tarrant was wearing handcuffs and a gray-colored sweater when he appeared on a large screen inside the Christchurch courtroom, which was packed with family members and victims of the shooting, some in wheelchairs and hospital gowns and still recovering from gunshot wounds.

    Judge Orders Mental Health Tests for Accused Mosque Shooter
     
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    Apr 7, 2019

    "Sixteen people remain in hospitals in Auckland and Christchurch after the shootings.

    There are 11 people stable at Christchurch Hospital, with one victim still in critical
    condition.

    A four-year-old girl is in Starship Children’s Hospital, while her father at Auckland City Hospital in a stable condition.

    Two patients remain at Burwood Hospital."
     
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    Family rebuilding their lives after father and son died protecting others during terror attack

    Family rebuilding their lives after father and son died protecting others during terror attack

    Apr 05 2019

    "Ambreen said she had taken solace in her faith, particularly in its emphasis on humanity. She felt nothing towards the man alleged to have killed her husband and her son; She did, however, want to ensure no-one would have to know what she was feeling again.

    "We are all humans; Every human has respect and value in this world."
     
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    He had flown in from Auckland for the reopening of the Al Noor Mosque where 42 innocent people were shot dead a week earlier.

    The place smelt of fresh paint. The bullet holes had been plastered over. The carpet ripped up. The blood washed away. Left behind was an eerie vacant building, a void filled with grief.

    I’m the first to admit I knew very little about the Islamic faith before jumping on a plane to Christchurch to cover the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history.
    Love, not hate, in the wake of New Zealand’s worst-ever mass shooting
     
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    Nearly 60 ANZAC Day services have been cancelled in the New Zealand city of Auckland.

    There will be just 26 services in the region, down from 84 a year ago, the Auckland Council confirmed on Tuesday evening.

    Cancellations are due to "safety concerns" held by the council in the wake of last month's Christchurch shootings.

    The national threat level remains "high" after the attack.

    The decision to cancel some services was made after discussions between police and the Returned and Services Association.

    New Zealand Police have said there will be a police presence at each event, but are only there as a precaution.


    https://7news.com.au/news/anzac/nea...99zCxTIPIWpVC6b4hUxcJtbrjLhh-Ej-V3fXdFwnMCDR8
     
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    'This marks you': Christchurch shooter sent death threat two years ago

    Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant sent death threat two years before attack

    Apr 10, 2019

    "In a statement, Victoria Police said that based on the information provided to them by the ABC, they had been "unable to locate a complaint made by the victim in 2016".

    "Whilst we will not comment on this particular case due to the live court proceedings in New Zealand, we would reassure Victorians that we have strong arrangements in place for monitoring and tracking people who pose a threat to the community."


    Christchurch shooter sent death threat in 2016

    Christchurch shooter sent death threat to Melbourne man in 2016

    Apr 10, 2019

    "The recipient of the threat told the public broadcaster he went to Eltham police station in September 2016, and he was advised to block Tarrant on social media.

    The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he has been feeling a “sense of guilt” ever since.

    He said he angered Tarrant after criticising neo-Nazi and former UPF leader Blair Cottrell ahead of the Eltham rally.

    Tarrant had no prior convictions before the Christchurch attack on March 15 and was not on any watchlist."
     
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    Christchurch terror attacks: Couple who survived hail of bullets helping support widows, families

    Christchurch terror attacks: Couple who survived hail of bullets helping support widows, families

    Apr 10 2019

    "In less than a minute, about 26 bullets had been fired at their car, he says.

    Mrs Amir says her husband is a "miracle survivor", but they didn't realise until later just how narrow their escape was.

    "I mean, even we couldn't believe it after looking at our car that we are actually standing here.

    They managed to stay safe, ducked down, and later sought refuge at a neighbouring house. Mr Daud regrets not being able to do more to save the boy.

    "I went there when he was buried ... I said that 'I'm very sorry I couldn't save you, I can't do anything for you'.

    They say seeing the boy that tried to run away will stick with them forever.

    "The only thing which is stuck in my head is the boy's face ... I can't sleep for nights and it keeps disturbing me," Mrs Amir says."
     
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    Explainer: trial of alleged perpetrator of Christchurch mosque shootings


    Explainer: trial of alleged perpetrator of Christchurch mosque shootings

    April 10, 2019

    "The prosecution may consider additional charges. The most obvious would be breaches of the Arms Act 1983 or the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002. Since murder charges carry a life sentence, the prosecution will no doubt weigh up whether additional charges add anything of value.

    A terrorism charge, which also carries a life sentence, would require proof of motivation of the accused, which would allow evidence of ideology before the court. Murder and attempted murder charges focus on the narrower question of an intention to kill, and the only evidence allowed would be relevant to the identification of the accused as the perpetrator and his intention, not his motivation."
     
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    Suspect for Christchurch mosque shootings told officers he was one of nine

    Suspect for Christchurch mosque shootings told officers he was one of nine

    Apr 11 2019

    "The suspected Christchurch mosque gunman told his arresting officers he was one of nine people involved in the March 15 terror attack, sources say. …

    Bush two weeks ago promised to release "a detailed timeline of the response, which will show second by second exactly how police responded". At that time he said the release would happen "in due course".

    But the timeline is yet to emerge and on Thursday a police spokeswoman said they would not "go into specifics" while an investigation continued.

    The Police Association earlier said the two arresting officers would receive some form of recognition for their acts of bravery."
     
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    "We are their voice": NZ parliament tightens guns laws following Christchurch terror attack

    "Supplied video obtained Wednesday, April 10, 2019, of NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaking in parliament during the third reading of the Arms (prohibited firearms, magazines, and parts) Amendment Bill. The bill will amend gun legislation to ban all military-style semi-automatic rifles, high capacity magazines, and dangerous modifications, in the hope of preventing another terror attack like the one that killed 50 people in Christchurch last month. "Mr speaker we are ultimately here because 50 people died and they do not have a voice. We in this house are their voice, and today Mr speaker we have used that voice wisely," Ardern says. (AAP VIDEO/Supplied/Parliament TV)"
     
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    Four-year-old victim of Christchurch mosque shooting suffering brain damage


    Four-year-old victim of Christchurch mosque shooting suffering brain damage

    Apr 12 2019

    "A young girl who was shot in the Christchurch terror attacks has sustained brain damage and doesn't recognise her parents, her father says.

    Four-year-old Alen Daraghmih is in Auckland's Starship children's hospital, conscious, but not responding. ...

    "To be honest, it's in the last couple of days I've come to understand the situation. We're very hurt," an emotional Alsati said from his hospital bed on Thursday night.

    "She's awake, but she's not responding. She can't see. Her hands and her legs are slightly moving, but not the way she wants them to."

    Daraghmih has undergone eight surgeries, but it will be six months before doctors know how bad the damage is, Alsati said.

    Meanwhile, Alsati is battling his own medical issues, having undergone several surgeries at Christchurch Hospital before being transferred to Auckland on March 17.

    He was shot three times in the attack, and says he has "heaps of fragments of bullets" left in his body, some of which won't be removable until a later date.

    Being able to walk again is a minimum of 18 months away, he's been told.

    "On Monday they took half a bullet from my tummy, it was about a big nail size. They did that surgery while I was awake," Alsati said."

    ***************
    video message from Alsati, "Keep praying for us."

    Christchurch mosque shooting: Survivor Wasseim Alsati reveals daughter Alen, 4, has brain damage
     
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    Gosh, this is utterly heartbreaking. Have been wondering about her recovery. Her poor parents.
     
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