NZ suspect donated money to French branch of far-right group

5ac1f1d0cfa14b589fadd27ad8b019a6_18Source: Aljazeera

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The man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand and shooting dead 50 worshippers donated more than 2,000 euros ($2,245) to the French far-right group Generation Identity (GI), according to reports in German and Austrian media.

The reports say an official from Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) briefed members of the country’s Interior Affairs Committee on Wednesday that the suspect had made four transfers, totalling 2,200 euros ($2,469) between September 18 and 25, 2017. The information is saidto come from the New Zealand government investigation into the attack.

A spokesperson for GI France at first denied having received any money from the 28-year-old white supremacist, Brenton Tarrant, who has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder for the March 15 attacks in Christchurch.

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Categories: New Zealand, Terrorism

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