The man responsible for killing 51 Muslim worshippers at two Christchurch mosque attacks wants to challenge his strict jail conditions and terrorist status.
The Australian white supremacist is asking the court to review decisions made by the Department of Corrections about his prison conditions, and his designation as a “terrorist entity” under the Terrorism Suppression Act.
The judicial review will be heard at the High Court in Auckland on Thursday. He will be representing himself.
The gunman was in August jailed for life without parole for the murder of 51 people and attempted murder of 40 at Masjid An Nur and Linwood mosque on March 15, 2019.
He is the only person to be designated the status of terrorist in New Zealand.
Stuff understands he is fighting the restrictions he has during his life imprisonment, on human rights grounds.
Oh the poor diddums. He’s finding prison a bit hard. Maybe he should have thought of that before he decided to slaughter so many people.