The Royal Fee was tasked with investigating whether or not the assaults during which 51 died may have been prevented.
New Zealand has launched the report of a Royal Fee inquiry into the shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March 2019 during which 51 folks had been killed and plenty of injured as they gathered for Friday prayers.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commissioned the inquiry shortly after the assaults to research whether or not something may have been achieved to forestall the atrocity and what must be achieved to make sure no comparable assaults happen in future. The ultimate report was delayed by the coronavirus outbreak.
In August, the gunman, Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, was sentenced to a life time period with out parole, the primary time a decide in New Zealand had despatched a convict to jail for the remainder of their life.
Here’s a timeline of occasions:
March 15, 2019
A closely armed gunman assaults two mosques in Christchurch killing 51 Muslim males, girls and youngsters and injuring many extra who had gathered for Friday prayers. He’s apprehended by police whereas on his method to a 3rd mosque.
March 16, 2019
Australian nationwide Brenton Tarrant is charged with one depend of homicide at a Christchurch court docket. He’s remanded with out a plea.
March 25, 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern orders a royal fee, a significant formal public inquiry, into the capturing. It can take a look at whether or not something may have achieved to forestall this assault and at what must be achieved to forestall such assaults sooner or later.
March 26, 2020
Tarrant switches his plea to responsible.
April 5, 2019
Tarrant is charged with 49 extra counts of homicide and 39 counts of tried homicide.
April 10, 2019
Legislators in New Zealand vote virtually unanimously to vary gun legal guidelines, banning a few of the high-capacity semi-automatic weapons utilized by Tarrant within the assault.
April 22, 2020
The Royal Fee report deadline is prolonged to July 31, permitting for delays attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week earlier than that deadline, it’s prolonged once more – till November 26.
Could 21, 2019
New Zealand police cost Tarrant with terrorism, the primary time such a cost has been introduced within the nation’s historical past.
June 14, 2019
Tarrant pleads not responsible to all 92 prices.
August 24, 2020
The gunman goes on trial at a Christchurch court docket, with many households of the victims seeing Tarrant in individual for the primary time.
August 27, 2020
Decide arms Tarrant a life sentence with out parole, the primary time a court docket in New Zealand has sentenced an individual to jail for the remainder of their life.
November 26, 2020
Royal fee arms its remaining report back to Governor-Common Dame Patsy Reddy. The federal government says it’ll launch it in parliament on December 8.