Brenton Tarrant throughout earlier than killing scores of Muslims throughout a stay streaming video. Photograph: File

Christchurch mosque attacker Brenton Tarrant is mulling interesting his anti-life imprisonment sentence, as per his lawyer. 

Self-proclaimed white supremacist Brenton Tarrant pleaded responsible to 51 fees of homicide, 40 of tried homicide and one in every of terrorism final 12 months.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment with out the potential for parole, the primary time a whole-life time period has been handed down in New Zealand.

Tarrant didn’t provide a defence on the time however his lawyer Tony Ellis stated the Australian nationwide was questioning his determination to plead responsible.

Ellis stated the gunman, 31, had informed him the pleas had been entered beneath duress as a result of he was topic to “inhuman and degrading remedy” whereas being held on remand.

“He determined that the only manner out was to plead responsible,” Ellis informed Radio New Zealand.

Ellis reportedly took over as Tarrant’s lawyer forward of a coroner’s inquiry into the March 2019 shootings and suggested his shopper to train his proper of attraction.

“He was sentenced to over 25 years, that may be a sentence of no hope and that is not allowed, that is a breach of the Invoice of Rights,” Ellis stated.

Armed with an arsenal of semi-automatic weapons, Tarrant attacked Friday worshippers at Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque first, earlier than transferring on to the Linwood prayer centre, livestreaming the killings as he went.

His victims had been all Muslim and included youngsters, girls and the aged.

New Zealand doesn’t have the dying penalty and in sentencing in August final 12 months, Choose Cameron Mander stated he was imposing the harshest attainable time period for Tarrant’s “inhuman” actions.

“Your crimes are so depraved, that even if you’re detained till you die it is not going to exhaust the necessities of punishment and denunciation,” Mander stated on the time.

Ellis declined to remark when contacted by AFP, saying his shopper had instructed him to talk solely to chose native media shops.

There was no quick response from the Coroner’s Court docket.

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