29 Jun 2020

Muslim leaders want transcript of Christchurch gunman's interview made public

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 29 June 2020

The Royal Commission into the Attack on the Christchurch Mosques has revealed it has interviewed the man who shot 51 people dead at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques last year.

Brenton Tarrant's guilty plea in March to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and a charge of engaging in a terrorist act means he will not stand trial.

One of the comissioners, Jacqui Caine, says he's been interviewed as part of the Commission's promise it would leave no stone unturned.

Leaders in the Muslim community are calling for the full interview to be made public as part of the final report. They say the families of those he killed and the people he injured deserve to know what he said.

Rachel Thomas reports