The man charged with killing 50 people in the New Zealand mosque shootings, donated money to an Austria's far-right group.
That's according to Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
(SOUNDBITE) (German) CHANCELLOR OF AUSTRIA, SEBASTIAN KURZ, SAYING: "We can now confirm that there was financial support and so a link between the New Zealand attacker and the Identitarian Movement in Austria." A spokesman for prosecutors in the Austrian city of Graz said the head of the Identitarian Movement, Martin Sellner, received about $1,700 in early 2018.
And Sellner has published two videos on YouTube in which he says he received a donation which involved an email address matching the name of the man alleged to have carried out the attacks.
SOUNDBITE) (German) LEADER OF AUSTRIAN IDENTITARIAN MOVEMENT, MARTIN SELLNER, SAYING: "Due to this I have cooperated with the police as I would like to clear my name as quickly as possible and to say clearly that I am not a member of a terrorist organization.
I have nothing to do with this man (Christchurch attacker) other than that I passively received a donation from him.
And honestly, how should I know a year in advance, when a donation is sent to me, that this guy is going to commit a terrorist attack later?" Sellner said the donation would be given to a charitable foundation.
On Wednesday (March 27), Kurz said Austria was looking into dissolving the Identitarian Movement.
(SOUNDBITE) (German) CHANCELLOR OF AUSTRIA, SEBASTIAN KURZ, SAYING: "Our position on this is very clear, no kind of extremism whatsoever - whether it's radical Islamists or right-wing extremist fanatics - has any place in our country and our society." Kurz became chancellor in 2017, on a wave of support from far right voters.
He said on Wednesday, that his far right freedom party is in no way affiliated with the Identitarian Movement.