Three human rights organisations condemn the terrorist incident in New Zealand

Gulf European Centre for Human Rights

 

Three human rights organisations condemn the terrorist incident in New Zealand

 

15th March 2019

 

An extremist Christian terrorist killed 49 people and wounded dozens on Friday (March 15th, 2019) in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, according to the New Zealand authorities. The New Zealand police said that the terrorist man, was wearing a helmet, glasses and a military vest, and opened fire in the mosque with an automatic weapon.

The New Zealand authorities said the terrorist attack on mosques in Friday's attack was the worst mass shooting in the country’s history, where the terrorist man attacked the Al-Noor Mosque in downtown Christchurch and another place of worship in the suburb of Linwood. Government sources confirmed that a large number of women and children were among the dead.

New Zealand police have accused a 28-year-old Australian man of being behind the terrorist attack on Muslims in the city of Christchurch. Police said the terrorist was charged with murder and he is set to appear in court on Saturday.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch were well planned and could only be described as a terrorist attack. She told reporters that suspects arrested had extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in the world.

The three human rights organisations; such as Gulf European Centre for Human Rights, Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society and Organisation of the Global Message for Human Rights, are deeply saddened by the massacre against Muslims in New Zealand and are sympathetic to the families of the victims and the injured. The three organisations condemn all extremism, terrorism and violence around the world, including New Zealand and call on the international community to express sympathy to the families of the victims for this terrorist massacre that threatens people’s lives and human dignity everywhere.

The three human rights organisations strongly condemn any forms of violence, especially violence against innocent civilians. The three organisations also condemn all forms of hate speech, especially politicians such as Senator Fraser Anning, a member of the Australian parliament who accused innocent people and victims of being extremists because of their religion Islam.

Therefore, the three human rights organisations appeal to stop all hatred against Muslims and demand the protection of Muslims in New Zealand and the strict application of the law to terrorism and terrorists. The organisations also call for the end of Islamophobia in Western countries because insulting people due to their religions and opinion is a violation of international law that guaranteeing freedom of religion for every human being and everywhere.

 

Three organisations:

Gulf European Centre for Human Rights

Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society

Organisation of the Global Message for Human Rights

 

 

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