New Zealand shooter came before the attack in Latvia
KIEV. On 2 April. UNN. The new Zealand gunner, an Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant, who shot more than 50 people in the mosque at the end of last year, spent about a week in Latvia. It is reported by UNN with reference to Delfi.
“An Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant, who on 15 March broke into two mosques of the new Zealand city of Christchurch and shot more than 50 people, at the end of last year, spent about a week in the Baltic States and in Latvia, may have been twice. This writes the Estonian newspaper Postimees, which is the fact that you are visiting Tarrant Latvia confirmed in the Service of state security”, — writes the edition.
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The Ministry of the interior and the police of Estonia confirmed that Tarrant was flying from Austria to Estonia on 4 December last year. It is noted that in Estonia, he rented a car, which a day later went to Latvia.
Two days later, he returned to Estonia on 8 December. December 10, Tarrant went again in the direction of Riga — this time by bus.
The publication recalled that shortly before the Commission of their attacks, March 13, Tarrant shared on Facebook the song “Ligo”, which was performed by choirs at Latvian song festival and dance Festival. Below the video was the comment Tarrant in English: “that’s what they want to destroy”.
As reported UNN, Prime ministress of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that he had received the “Manifesto” of the accused in the attack on the mosque in Christchurch Brenton Tarrant nine minutes before the attack.
Tarrant was arrested on March 15. He is accused of killing during an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, where at that time there were hundreds of people. The attack killed 50 people and another 50 wounded were taken to the hospital.
The day before the attack Tarrant published in social networks document, which experts in the field of counter-terrorism compared with the “Manifesto” of the Norwegian nationalist Anders Breivik staged a mass attack in July 2011.