New Zealand's Ardern Admits Mistake After Christchurch Shooter Sends Letter From Jail
Faizan Hashmi 8 days ago Wed 14th August 2019 | 04:50 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th August, 2019) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that letting Christchurch shooting suspect Brenton Tarrant send a letter from his jail cell was a mistake.
The hand-written letter was reportedly posted on the 4chan imageboard. In it, the alleged white supremacist accused of killing 51 people in two mosques in March writes about who inspired his political and social views.
"I think every New Zealander would have an expectation that this individual should not be able to share his hateful message from behind bars," Ardern was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald daily.
Inmates in New Zealand are allowed to send and receive letters but they can be confiscated if contents are deemed inappropriate. Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis said they had never had to deal with a terror suspect and suggested changing these rules.