UAE resident deported for celebrating Christchurch attacks

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A UAE resident has been deported for using social media to 'celebrate' last Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch which left 50 people dead.

The Transguard Group employee posted about the attacks on Facebook under a fake name.

He was handed over to police after an internal investigation was launched by the company.

In a statement, Transguard said they 'have a zero-tolerance policy for the inappropriate use of social media.'

They also said the former-employee was stripped of his security credentials and fired before being handed over to the relevant authorities.

28-year-old Brenton Tarrant from Australia has been charged with murder following the attack on two mosques in the city. 

He is suspected white supremacist and right-wing extremist.

Burials have begun for the victims, with the bodies of Khaled and his son Hamza Mustafa laid to rest at Christchurch’s Memorial Park Cemetery.

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