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UAE employee deported over comments on Christchurch attacks


DUBAI – An employee of Transguard Group has been deported from the UAE for “celebrating” a deadly attack on mosques in New Zealand.

A lone gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, killing 49 people and leaving at least 20 others injured.

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“Over the weekend, a Transguard employee made inflammatory comments on his personal Facebook account celebrating the deplorable mosque attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. This prompted an internal investigation, which uncovered the fact that the individual in question had been posting his views on social media under an assumed name,” Transguard Group said in a statement on its website.

In a statement on Tuesday, Transguard Group Managing Director, Greg Ward, said the employee was fired over his controversial comments.

“We have a zero-tolerance policy for the inappropriate use of social media, and as a result this individual was immediately terminated and turned over to the authorities to face justice,” Ward said, adding that the employee had been deported by the UAE government. GAD/Expat Media


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