New Zealander jailed for sharing video

A New Zealand man on Tuesday was sentenced to 21 months in prison for redistributing the live-stream video of the attack on two Christchurch mosques that claimed the lives of 51 people.

AgenciesUpdated: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:24 PM IST
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Wellington: A New Zealand man on Tuesday was sentenced to 21 months in prison for redistributing the live-stream video of the attack on two Christchurch mosques that claimed the lives of 51 people.

44-year-old Philip Neville Arps has pleaded guilty on two charges of distributing objectionable material. He had sent copies of the footage -- that was live-streamed by the attacker on his Facebook account -- to about 30 people days after the incident, reported CNN.

Under New Zealand law, distributing objectionable material to another person carries a possible prison sentence of up to 14 years. The video was classified as objectionable by New Zealand's chief censor days after the attack, making the sharing, possessing and hosting of the footage an offence.

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