‘Re-traumatised’ Muslims slam New Zealand’s response to mosque shooting
Families say they are shut out of a government probe into the attack, and the court process is taking too long
After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March 2019 New Zealand’s outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s heartfelt support for the Muslim community won praise around the world.
But months after the attacks in two Christchurch mosques, criticism is mounting over the aftermath, including the prolonged legal process and the handling of a powerful government inquiry.
New Zealand is no stranger to natural disasters, but the unprecedented scale of violence targeting a minority has strained institutions designed to provide answers and deliver justice...