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New Zealand attack: 18-year-old charged with distributing livestream video

Investigators had said that the teenager was so far not believed to be directly involved in his attacks

AFP| PTI  |  Christchurch 

New Zealand mass shooting

An 18-year-old has appeared in a court charged with distributing the livestream video of a deadly mass shooting at Christchurch's Al Noor mosque.

The teenager, whose name was suppressed by the judge, was also charged with publishing a photograph of the mosque with the message "target acquired", and for inciting violence.

He faces a maximum of 14 years in prison for each charge, prosecutors said. A judge did not grant him bail and he is due back in court on April 8.

The hearing came after 28-year-old Australian allegedly carried out the shootings at Al Moor and Linwood mosques in on Friday in which 50 people were killed and dozens more injured.

Investigators had said that the teenager was so far not believed to be directly involved in his attacks.

District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll added that details related to the charges were also to be suppressed.

First Published: Mon, March 18 2019. 08:55 IST
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