August 19, 2022

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New Zealand has added US far-right groups to its terror list

New Zealand has added US far-right groups to its terror list

New Zealand has expanded its list of terror-related organizations and has done so by adding an American far-right group. Proud boysis involved January 2021 attack on the capital, And the neo-fascist paramilitary organization The BASE, also from the US.

Action adopted by Govt Jacinta Orton According to Radio New Zealand radio station, this means anyone with property or financial ties to The Pace and Proud Boys could be prosecuted in the maritime nation’s courts and face up to seven years in prison under the Suppression of Terrorism Act.

In addition, any person or entity suspected of having assets in New Zealand by these organizations is obliged to report it to the police.

The effort comes after a US congressional committee investigating the attack on Capitol Hill concluded on June 6. The group was behind the attack on the Congress and before the attack, more than 250 of its members went to the Parliament headquarters.

On the other hand, according to official documents, The Base was included for the purposes of promoting “a race war” aimed at provoking the downfall of American democracy.

The site, founded in 2018, is a neo-Nazi paramilitary group operating in the US and Canada, and is believed to have cells in Europe, South Africa and Australia.

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The author of the mastermind attack, who live-streamed part of the attack and posted his comments on social networks, was sentenced to life in prison without parole and was the first person tried for terrorism in the maritime nation’s history.