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Justice for the Christchurch Victims after the 'Inhuman' Killer Sentenced to life without Parole



Australian white supremacist Brenton Harrison Tarrant was life sentenced without any parole for brutally killing 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019. The final justice to the victims of the utter inhuman murder. 

The judge imposed the maximum available sentence on the 29-year-old gunman on Thursday, the first time such sentence in New Zealand's history.

A sentence without parole means the offender will not be given the opportunity to leave prison after serving only a portion of their total sentence.

“Your actions were inhuman,” Judge Cameron Mander told him. “You deliberately killed a 3-year-old infant as he clung to the leg of his father.”

Justice Mander said such life sentences without parole were reserved only for the "very worst murders".

The country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, commented on the sentencing saying that that the trauma the terrorist had caused deserved " a lifetime of complete and utter silence."

"Nothing will take the pain away," she said as she addressed the Muslim community, "but I hope you felt the arms of New Zealand around you through this whole process and I hope you continue to feel that through all the days that follow".

Ninety survivors and victims' relatives confronted the killer in court on Wednesday, who decided not to speak in his defence.

Ibran Safi, a son of one of the victims, told the killer he was "a big fat loser, a coward and a pathetic human being" with "no love, no remorse and no compassion".

Tarrant appeared largely emotionless over the past three days, as almost 90 victims - some grieving, others defiant - confronted him.

Tarrant, who said through a lawyer in court that he did not oppose the prosecution's application for a life without parole sentence, did not react to the sentence even though he had earlier also refused the right to speak at his sentencing.

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