The person charged over the Christchurch mosque shootings has appeared in courtroom and been remanded in custody till April 5.
In a short look on Saturday morning, 28-year-old Australian man Brenton Harrison Tarrant didn’t apply for bail or for the suppression of his identify.
Handcuffed and carrying a jail gown, he was not required to talk, and appeared calm throughout his three-minute look, gazing round a packed courtroom.
As he was being introduced into courtroom he made a white energy gesture.
Mr Tarrant was charged with one depend of homicide, though the decide listening to the point out mentioned it was “affordable to imagine” there can be extra fees.
Armed cops had been readily available and almost 50 reporters had packed the courtroom in downtown Christchurch.
The decide barred members of the general public from coming into the courtroom “for causes of public security”.
The assault, labelled terrorism by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the nation has raised its safety menace degree to excessive.
Ms Ardern has additionally flagged altering the nation’s gun legal guidelines within the wake of the assault.
She mentioned Mr Tarrant had a gun licence which allowed him to legally get hold of weapons.
Two different folks stay in custody.