Canada Quebec mosque shooting: Judge refuses to release security camera videos

20:46  11 april  2018
20:46  11 april  2018 Source:   The Gazette

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QUEBEC – A judge has turned down a request from news media outlets for permission to broadcast parts of surveillance video footage of a Quebec City mosque from the night Alexandre Bissonnette killed six people there.

Judge François Huot announced his decision Wednesday.

A consortium of seven media outlets, including the Montreal Gazette, had requested permission to broadcast the videos.

Huot is presiding over the trial of Alexandre Bissonnette, who last month admitted he walked into the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Jan. 29, 2017, and killed six Muslim men as evening prayers were ending. He pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder

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QUEBEC — Releasing video recordings of the deadly 2017 mosque shooting in Quebec City risks traumatizing victims of the attack or instigating others to commit violence, a Crown prosecutor The media consortium's motion to release the videos didn't include every image captured by the cameras .

A lawyer representing a media consortium says the public has the right to documents entered into a court of law, including video surveillance from cameras inside the Sainte-Foy mosque . Quebec City mosque shooter could face longest sentence in Canadian history.

At a hearing about the videos on Tuesday, Jean-François Côté, a lawyer representing media outlets, told Huot that the public has a right to see at least some of the videos the judge will reflect on as he deliberates on Bissonnette’s sentence.

The media requested access to selected parts of the recordings that would not be shocking and that do not show “raw violence,” Côté said, adding “it was never the media’s intention to broadcast executions.”

The Crown argued the video footage should be covered by a publication ban. Prosecutor Thomas Jacques told Huot the videos should be kept under wraps and said he might decide against presenting them as evidence if the judge allowed parts of them to be broadcast.

Jacques said he would not object to allowing journalists to report in detail what they see in the videos if they are shown in court.

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Security was tight for a brief court appearance for the accused in the Quebec City mosque shooting Tuesday morning. Alexandre Bissonnette in court briefly, wearing red T-shirt, eyes on his lawyer and judge .

The mosque has several video cameras and Yangui said their footage might be able to help with the police investigation. Police survey the scene of a shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday, Jan. He said two suspects had been arrested, but Doyon refused to provide further details.

Cécile Rousseau, a psychiatrist called by the prosecution to testify, advised against making the videos public. She said releasing them could retraumatize witnesses and the general population, encourage copycat crimes and be used by extremists for propaganda purposes.

Boufeldja Benabdallah, president of the mosque where the shooting occurred, also urged the judge to keep the videos under wraps, saying if they are aired “we will relive the atrocities of Jan. 29.”

Charles-Olivier Gosselin, Bissonnette’s lawyer, also objected to the videos being released, saying they could aggrieve victims and psychologically harm Bissonnette’s family.

Bissonnette’s sentencing hearing is to begin Wednesday afternoon. He could face life in prison without the possibility of parole for 150 years. His defence lawyer has said he will recommend a sentence of 25 years.

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Mosque killer wanted more victims: report .
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