Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Fourth court hearing for accused mosque gunman

Court hearing for accused mosque gunman deals with legal arguments

The fourth court hearing for accused Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant has taken place at the High Court in Christchurch.

The Christchurch court building (file). Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

The 28-year-old had waived his right to appear and was represented in court by Auckland lawyers Shane Tait and Jonathan Hudson.

The court heard legal arguments relating to the Criminal Procedure Act which cannot be publicised until the case is over.

The accused has pleaded not guilty to 92 charges - including one of terrorism - and will stand trial next year.

At the start of the hearing Justice Mander said while pre-trial hearings were often held behind closed doors, it was in the interests of open justice to keep the public gallery open.

About a dozen victims were in the public gallery of the court this morning. Previous court appearances have been attended by large numbers, but about 180 are overseas making the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

There Is A Field: Reimagining Biodiversity In Aotearoa

We are in a moment of existential peril, with interconnected climate and biodiversity crises converging on a global scale to drive most life on Earth to the brink of extinction… These massive challenges can, however, be reframed as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fundamentally change how humanity relates to nature and to each other. Read on The Dig>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Barriers Facing Female Politicians

On the current evidence though, voters are less likely to regard a female politician as ‘likeable’ than a male one, and – even worse – this perception tends to become a barrier that only female candidates in the main, have to face. More>>

The Detail: Britain's Trump Is Now Its Prime Minister

Guardian journalist James Murray says Boris Johnson wears the hat that works, depending on what he’s trying to achieve. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Trump’s Open White Nationalism

By telling those four elected, American born and/or raised women of colour to “go home”, US President Donald Trump’s racist agenda has come out of the shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mediaversaries: 20 Years Of The Scoop Information Ecosystem

Scoop celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off all ScoopPro subscriptions, including the newly launched ScoopPro Citizen service for Citizen readers. More>>

ALSO: