Christchurch mosque terrorist does not face hearing organized after demanding review of prison conditions
- The Supreme Court hearing requested by Brenton Tarrant has been canceled
- He requested a review of prison conditions and his designation as a ‘terrorist entity’
- However, he did not call at the hearing
A High Court hearing in New Zealand at the request of the Christchurch Mosque terrorist Brenton Tarrant has been canceled.
Australian-raised Tarrant had requested a judicial review of his prison conditions and his designation by the NZ government as a ‘terrorist entity’.
However, he did not call at the hearing.
Pictured: Brenton Tarrant, who shot 51 people dead and injured 40 more in an attack on two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, 2019
Tarrant is serving a life sentence without parole, and the review would not have affected his sentence.
Further details on the adjourned hearing will be published later on Thursday, after a minute from Supreme Court Judge Venning.
The hearing was scheduled for the first week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Rosemary Omar, whose son Tariq was murdered by Tarrant in Al Noor mosque, told Radio NZ the timing was hurtful and was likely part of a ‘cat and mouse’ game.
The 30-year-old was convicted of 51 murders in August for his atrocity committed on March 15, 2019.
Tarrant was said to represent himself at the hearing by telephone from Paremoremo Prison in Auckland.
Police at Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch (pictured) after Tarrant opened fire