by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/21/19, 10:37 am
New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the Australian man behind the Christchurch mosque shootings in March that killed 51 people. “A charge of engaging in a Terrorist Act under section 6A of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 has now been filed,” police said in a statement. This is the first time New Zealand has charged someone under the terror law, which was enacted after the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The offense carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.