Man accused of sharing live stream of New Zealand mosque massacre video jailed

Man accused of sharing live stream of New Zealand mosque massacre video jailed

44-year-old appeared in the court on two charges of distributing a live stream of the mosque massacre.



By AP

Published: Wed 20 Mar 2019, 6:23 AM

Last updated: Wed 20 Mar 2019, 8:27 AM

A man accused of sharing video of a massacre in New Zealand has been jailed by a judge until his next court appearance in mid-April.
Philip Arps, 44, appeared in a Christchurch court Wednesday on two charges of distributing the killer's livestream video of last week's attack on Al Noor mosque, a violation of the country's objectionable publications law. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.
Arps, heavily tattooed and dressed in a T-shirt and sweatpants, hasn't entered a plea. He remained expressionless during the hearing, his hands clasped behind his back.
Judge Stephen O'Driscoll denied him bail.
Charging documents accuse Arps of distributing the video on Saturday, one day after the massacre.
Arps owns a Christchurch business that had company vans emblazoned with neo-Nazi references.


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