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Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect in the attack on mosques, is charged with murder

The right-wing activist will remain in prison until his next hearing on 5 April.

A right-wing extremist who slaughtered two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch during Friday prayers, killing 49 worshipers in an attack he broadcast live on social media, appeared for murder on Saturday. March 16th. Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, appeared handcuffed and dressed in the prisoners' white shirt for a brief hearing. The former fitness instructor, who calls himself a far-right activist, remained impassive when he was served with a charge. He did not apply for bail and will remain in jail until the next hearing on April 5.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described "terrorist" this double attack, lamenting one of "darkest days" never lived in this country of the South Pacific, considered peaceful. The attack, which has raised a wave of convictions around the world, would be the deadliest of contemporary times against Muslims in a Western country.

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