Christchurch teenager charged with distributing mosque rampage live stream

A policeman stands guard in front of Christchurch's Al Noor mosque.
A policeman stands guard in front of Christchurch's Al Noor mosque.PHOTO: SNPA VIA AAP

CHRISTCHURCH (AFP) - An 18-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court on Monday (March 18) charged with distributing the live-stream video of a deadly mass shooting at Christchurch's Al Noor mosque.

The teenager, whose name was suppressed by the judge, was also charged with publishing a photograph of the mosque with the message "target acquired".

He faces a maximum of 14 years in prison for each charge, prosecutors said.