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Mental health test ordered for New Zealand mosque massacre suspect

Christchurch High Court in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Australian man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 50 worshippers and injured dozens last month, was ordered on Friday (local time) by a New Zealand High Court judge to undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine his fitness to stand trial, Reuters reports.

The backdrop: Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a self-proclaimed white supremacist is facing 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges. He will remanded in custody until his next court appearance on June 14.