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New Zealand mosque attacker sentencing to begin on August 24

New Zealand mosque attacker Brenton Tarrant pleaded guilty earlier this year to killing 51 Muslim worshippers in the city of Christchurch.

Brenton Tarrant who carried out the massacre at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019, to be sentenced on Aug 24.

The horrific shootings on March 15, 2019 at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre during Friday prayers, claiming 51 Muslim worshippers, sent shockwaves around the world.

New Zealand High Court Justice Cameron Mander announced that terrorist Brenton Tarrant will be sentenced on Aug. 24, reported Radio New Zealand, adding that the date had been delayed as victims and their families outside New Zealand could not return to the country due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Mander said that if the victims and their relatives could not return to the country on that date, video conferencing could be used to enable them to take part remotely.

He added that that the sentencing hearing is expected to last three days, but it will take as long as is necessary.

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