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New Zealand is lifting restrictions so families of the Christchurch massacre can be brought to justice

July 10, 2020

The New Zealand government will make an exception to its quarantine efforts with the families of the fatal victims of the Christchurch Mosque massacre so that they can read the verdict against the person responsible for the bloodiest terrorist attack in modern history in the country in which 51 people of different nationalities died.

Criminal proceedings against 28-year-old defendant Brenton Tarrant, who pled guilty to the attack, begin on August 24, the date on which the required exemptions are expected to be completed, according to Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway for family entry .

The deceased included nine Pakistanis, seven Indians, five Bangladeshis and four Egyptians, as well as citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Fiji, Somalia, Syria, Kuwaits and Jordan.

New Zealand is lifting restrictions so families of the Christchurch massacre can be brought to justiceNew Zealand is lifting restrictions so families of the Christchurch massacre can be brought to justice

“Our intention is to help our esteemed Muslim brothers and sisters understand that people living abroad can also hear the verdict,” the minister said in a press release.