Report: New Zealand bans suspected shooter’s manifesto

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:05 PM PT – Sat. March 23, 2019

New Zealand officials ban the manifesto allegedly written by the suspect in last week’s mosque shooting. Reports on Saturday said the country’s Office of Film and Literature Classification announced the more than 80 page document is “objectionable under law.”

A armed policeman patrols the grounds at the Al Noor mosque following last week’s mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

New Zealand’s chief censor said there’s an important distinction between legal “hate speech.” and a publication “deliberately constructed to inspire further murder and terrorism.”

The ban forbids any citizen from possessing the document, or sharing it on social media. The document was posted on social media, and sent to the office of the prime minister prior to the shooting on March 16th.

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