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6 Charged With Illegally Distributing New Zealand Mosque Attack Video

Newsy logo Newsy 15/04/2019 Stephanie Sandoval

Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Tuesday to face charges of illegally redistributing the video of the mosque shootings in Christchurch. 

The charge has a penalty of up to 14 years in prison. A Christchurch District Court Judge denied bail to two of the six, including an 18-year-old. The other four are not in custody. 

Businessman Philip Arps will reappear in court on April 26. The 18-year-old is scheduled to reappear in court on July 31; he's been charged with sharing the video and an image of the Al Noor Mosque with the words, "target acquired."

New Zealand's chief censor has banned the livestreamed footage of the attack and the written statement by the gunman. The gunman faces 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges. 

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