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Christchurch Terror: Austrian Right-Wing Activist Searched Over Links To Shooter

Austrian right-wing activist Martin Sellner's home has been raided by police over alleged links to the man who killed 50 people in Christchurch.

As Austrian Police searched his home in Vienna, Sellner filmed a video of the raid and posted it on YouTube. Police suspect Sellner, 30, received a large donation from someone with the same surname as the accused Christchurch killer.

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Spokesperson for Austria's Interior Ministry, Christoph Poelzl, confirmed on Tuesday the country's domestic intelligence agency searched the property following requests from prosecutors in the city of Graz.

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Martin Sellner shared a live video when his apartment was being raided. Image: Youtube/Martin Sellner

Police were unable to confirm when the alleged donation took place, but revealed it was much larger than other funds Sellner had received for his right-wing political movement.

Sellner is the leader of the alt-right white group 'Identitarian Movement of Austria' and describes himself as an activist for Austrian 'New Right'-- a right-wing political movement with roots in Germany. 'New Right' was founded to counter the 'New Left' movement that started in the 1960s.

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A floral tribute continues to grow in Christchurch. Image: Getty Images

During the raid, police seized a number of electronic devices. The raid was part of an existing investigation into Sellner and his suspected breach of Austrian terror laws.

The raid and the suspected donation Sellner received follows a terror-motivated massacre by an Australian man in Christchurch, New Zealand. The suspected shooter killed 50 people when he allegedly opened fire in two mosques in the city.

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The Christchurch shooter has been charged with one count of murder.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au