The white supremacist, Brendon Tarrant, who massacred 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand, is appealing his conviction and sentence.
Tarrant, 32, has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence, according to court officials, but no dates for hearings have been set by the court.
He was sentenced to life without parole in 2020 for the murder and attempted massacre of Muslim worshippers attacking mosques.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responded to the incident by saying that his name should not be repeated and that they should give him nothing.
The current New Zealand government is trying to strip him of any platform or notoriety by not mentioning his name.
One of the survivors of the Al Noor mosque attack in Christchurch, Imam Gamal Fouda, said that he did not understand why Tarrant was trying to appeal his sentence as he had already pleaded guilty to the charges and that he thinks that this is one of his ways to keep his name and memory alive and to hurt the survivors.
Tarrant, 32, originally from Australia, moved down to New Zealand back in 2017 and charged into the southern city of Christchurch on the 15th of March 2019 with a military-grade semi-automatic gun.
He revealed that he had intended to kill as many Muslims as he could, and his trials started in 2020. He had live streamed his attack via Facebook Live when he went on a killing spree with a handheld camera and also published a 74-page manifesto in extremist forums.
During his trial proceedings, he did not give any testimony and pleaded guilty to the counts of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism, and also so delineated to oppose the opposition’s decision to impose a maximum sentence on him.
He was given life imprisonment without any parole, the country’s first such decision. New Zealand is one of the countries that does not have the death penalty.
The judge who presided over his case, Judge Cameron Mander, said that during the trial proceedings, he did not show remorse or shame for his doings.
A coronal hearing is currently underway in New Zealand about the attack, and officials said today that they will consider whether this appeal will affect the inquest or not.
The Christchurch massacre is the first and largest mass shooting in the history of New Zealand and resulted in the passing of laws in the Parliament that restrict gun laws and also brought many guns back from their owners.