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Christchurch terror attack: New Zealander jailed for sharing mosque killings video online

File photo: An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 18, 2019, 09.16 AM (IST)

A New Zealand man who admitted redistributing the live stream video of the Christchurch terror attack has been sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday.

Philip Arps, who runs a company that uses neo-Nazi imagery, pleaded guilty in April to two charges of distributing objectionable material, The New Zealand Herald reported. 

The 44-year-old admitted that the day after the mosque killings, he had sent away the video to have it modified with cross-hairs and a "kill count," and distributed the unmodified video to 30 people Tuesday morning in the Christchurch District Court, Judge Stephen O'Driscoll said when Arps was asked for his opinion of the video, he said it was "awesome."

The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on March  15, 2019.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on March  15, 2019.