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Lawyer says New Zealand mosque gunman considering appeal

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Rosemary Omar, whose 24-year-old son Tariq was gunned down at Al Noor mosque, told RNZ that the gunman's claims were nothing more than him seeking further attention.

What else does he have to do with his life but to continue to cause pain to those family, friends, and relatives of his victims!

He shouldnt be given the "air" time, and JT should just delete this article to!

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Best forgotten and left in his hole.

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My opinion of lawyers in general has just been cranked down another notch. Yes, I know he/she's just doing their job but why would they choose to do that?

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If the convicted white-supremacist terrorist is/was unhappy with his confinement in the Persons of Exceptional Risk Unit, he'll love it in gen pop. They actually did him a pretty big favour.

Rosemary Omar is right. This is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to stay relevant. Give him a day in court and he'll fold like a cheap lawn chair. Again.

The gunman told his lawyer that his treatment in jail affected his "will to carry on” and had decided the simplest way out was to plead guilty, RNZ reported.

How sad for him.

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This idiot can keep dreaming. Even if he got 2 years for each murder, that would be 102 years so he's never getting out of prison.

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I actually agree!! He has been so hard done buy that we should actually reduce his sentence...Seriously!! 51 x 10 years a piece for the murders and 5 years a piece x 40 for attempted murder bring that to 710 years, and give him the opportunity of parol after 250 years and I would be ok with that!

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Muslims who are in jail in western countries, especially Europe, frequently do appeals and get leniency from left-wing governments. A right wing government should do the same for him.

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He will never get out. Ever.

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considering appealing his convictions and prison sentence, his lawyer said, Why? stop wasting every ones time and money.

Tarrant was subject to inhumane and degrading treatment in jail, prompting him to plead guilty under duress,

Does Mr Tarrant want his mummy? awwww, what a shame, this is what happens when you kill and murder inocent people, sorry, I have no time or sympathy for this looser,

The only way this mass murderer should come out of a jail is in a wooden box. I wonder what the relative of the 51 murdered people think?

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considering appeal

I dont know what he wants to appeal. He documented the crime himself, you can not get a more clear-cut case than that.

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the face of a loser. blamed others for feeling like a rat but it was him and his rat mates all along. I hope he lives another 70 yrs and the next time JT feels like giving him publicity it's cause he is deceased.

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He live-streamed himself during a mass killing. There is no defense.

I can only imagine the downvote came from either his family or one of my ‘followers’.

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Ellis said the gunman was held in solitary confinement for much of the time while awaiting his trial and lacked proper access to lawyers, information and documentation about his case.

If it’s true that he was not given proper access to lawyers and information as required by law, then he has a case. It’s that simple, and not up to how much posters here want to flaunt their “outrage”.

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If it’s true that he was not given proper access to lawyers and information as required by law, then he has a case. It’s that simple, and not up to how much posters here want to flaunt their “outrage”.

He live-streamed himself during the killing. That’s not outrage, it’s fact. Flaunt that.

If he somehow finds a loophole to overturn his sentence there will be plenty of outrage.

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Seems already to be a fully converted Islamic country; Al-Noor mosque, Omar etc and a former there usual native Westerner citizen in jail. Are you sure this is all still news about NZ? lol

No, it isn’t an Islamic country.

Yes, it is news about NZ.

Need any more help? (lol)

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If it’s true that he was not given proper access to lawyers and information as required by law, then he has a case.

Yeah. Someone should write an article about it. Oh.

how much posters here want to flaunt their “outrage”.

Well, we can't ALL support white supremacists.

This is straight out of his hero, the 2011 Norway shooter Breivik's playbook. He-unsuccessfully- appealed his detention conditions on 'inhumane' grounds.

Tarrant's essentially appealing his sentence on the basis that life without the possibility of parole is a sentence of no hope, and breaches New Zealand's Bill of Rights Act. There's precedent for that, when the Court of Appeal ruled that a sentence of life without parole in another case was "inconsistent with the right not to be subjected to disproportionately severe treatment or punishment under the Act." With that said, I'd find it hard to argue that such a sentence is disproportionate in this case. I'm not a lawyer though.

The gunman told his lawyer that his treatment in jail affected his "will to carry on” and had decided the simplest way out was to plead guilty, RNZ reported.

An important detail not made clear in this article is that he actually said "because of how he was treated while he was awaiting trial and afterwards, (that affected) his will to carry on and he decided that the simplest way out was to plead guilty," which doesn't really make any sense. But then, this guy's not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Anyway, even if it came to a trial (he's saying he was prevented a fair one so he pleaded guilty - again, not making any sense) the evidence is pretty damming.

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Well, we can't ALL support white supremacists.

Meaning what?

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Trinity

If it’s true that he was not given proper access to lawyers and information as required by law, then he has a case. It’s that simple, and not up to how much posters here want to flaunt their “outrage”.

Agree. There is a process, and virtue-signalling does not change that.

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@Bob Fosse He live-streamed himself during the killing. That’s not outrage, it’s fact. Flaunt that.

It’s utterly irrelevant to his lawyers contention that legal due process was not followed. However, your virtue has been signaled, and that’s the important thing, right?

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@BobFosse If he somehow finds a loophole to overturn his sentence there will be plenty of outrage.

You clearly know nothing about the NZ legal system. Really.

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A cursory search shows that the lawyer is quite a publicity hound who delights in "human rights" claims of killers.

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Peter Neil

A cursory search

...will lead to sites artificially pushed up by Googles AI.

shows that the lawyer is quite a publicity hound who delights in "human rights" claims of killers.

....in contrast to other lawyers, who hate publicity and do not do everything to defend their clients?

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He deserves his due process. It's what separates just countries from the corrupt.

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ZaphodToday  01:42 am JST

...will lead to sites artificially pushed up by Googles AI.

I don't use Google. Do you want to try again?

shows that the lawyer is quite a publicity hound who delights in "human rights" claims of killers.

....in contrast to other lawyers, who hate publicity and do not do everything to defend their clients?

Ellis had nothing to do with Tarrant's trial and was not his lawyer. He contacted the convicted mass murderer recently and suggested this preposterous publicity stunt.

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@BobFosse If he somehow finds a loophole to overturn his sentence there will be plenty of outrage.

You clearly know nothing about the NZ legal system. Really.

Educate us, then.

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Trinity,

Yeah, didn't think so.

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“They were mean to me in jail. How could anyone be so cruel?”, asks man who murdered over 50 innocent people, “Clearly I am the real victim.”

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@Helix, why don’t we reconvene here when his frivolous appeal is inevitably rejected, so that you can explain to all of us that justice was served, that we were right all along, and that you were just a bit slow on the uptake.

Muslims who are in jail in western countries, especially Europe, frequently do appeals and get leniency from left-wing governments. A right wing government should do the same for him

I’m not sure I understand this comment. He WAS given leniency, considering my grandpappy’s generations dealt with white supremacist mass murderers by giving them an all-expenses-paid trip to the end of a rope. The guy should be thanking his lucky stars he did it in a left-wing country like NZ. A more conservative nation would have seen him fried by now.

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