Christchurch shooter's links to Austrian far right 'more extensive than thought'

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Emails show Brenton Tarrant was invited to meet Identitarian leader Martin Sellner, according to reports in Europe

Contacts between Austrian Identitarian leader, Martin Sellner, and the Christchurch shooter were more extensive than previously acknowledged, according to European media reports.

Austrian public broadcaster ORF first reported that contact between Sellner and Brenton Tarrant was “longer and more intensive” than previously acknowledged by Sellner, who had claimed that the mens’ correspondence was limited to a thank you message after Tarrant made a €1500 (A$2,430) donation to Sellner’s Identitäre Bewegung Österreichs (IBÖ) organisation. Sellner now claims that he always acknowledged that there was an exchange of several messages, not one single email.

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