Excuse me, would you please tell me what does the following sentence mean?
"His fate was not, as was often represented in the aftermath of the Morecambe tragedy on February 5, that of a captured victim."
is his fate the same as those died in the Morecambe tragedy or not?
The meaning of this sentence is that his fate was not that of a captured victim. The prhase as was often represented... is parenthetical information that should add clarity, but not essential information to the sentence. This is known as a non-restrictive relative clause.