New Zealand PM orders inquiry into mosques massacre

Amman, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Monday ordered an independent judicial inquiry into the Christchurch mosque attacks last week which killed 50 people.

according to AFP, Ardern told the reporters “it is important that no stone is left unturned to get to how this act of terrorism occurred and how we could have stopped it,” noting that the investigation will also include the police and intelligence services.

“One question we need to answer is whether or not we could or should have known more,” she added.

The PM ruled out New Zealand re-introducing the death penalty for accused gunman Brenton Tarrant, 28, who was arrested minutes after the attack on the mosques and has been charged with murder.

“Details of the royal commission were being finalized but it would be comprehensive and would report in a timely manner”, she concluded.

Source: Jordan News Agency