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Monday 20 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The yacht Sea Oak, allegedly the scene of a murder in Vava'u last year, which was seized in Pago Pago, American Samoa has been taken off the island and its whereabouts remain unknown.
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has formally submitted an extradition request to the United States Government for the return of Dean Jay Fletcher (54) to be tried in Nuku’alofa to face a charge of murdering his wife in July this year in Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men and a 16-year-old boy have each been charged with the murder of ‘Aiveni Teisina (36) who died at Vaiola Hospital on Monday October 24 from serious injuries sustained after being allegedly assaulted with a machete, at a solar farm parking lot in Vaini.
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Thursday 13 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No information yet has been released by Tonga Police on how American Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is charged with his wife's murder escaped a police station in Neiafu, Vava’u last month. A team of Senior Police Officers led by Chief Inspector Meleane Taueli is currently investigating the escape.
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Friday 30 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
‘Alani Afu (49) otherwise known as ‘Alani Koloamatangi was extradited to Australia on Thursday morning, September 29 escorted by two New South Wales police officers on a Virgin direct flight from Fua'amotu International Airport to Sydney, where he was charged with murder he had allegedly committed some 26-years ago.
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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American citizen, who remains detained in custody on charges relating to the death of his Canadian wife on a yacht in Neiafu, Vava'u, this year has been charged with murder. He is set to appear in October for arraignment.
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Friday 3 June 2016

Yaren, Nauru
Nauru has abolished its death penalty and decriminalised homosexuality after recently amending its criminal code. Tonga and Papua New Guinea remain the only two countries in the Pacific to retain the death penalty for crimes such as murder, while six Pacific countries still criminalize homosexuality, including Tonga.
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Wednesday 20 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sio Vaka (19) has been charged with murder in the death of a 36-year-old man, Lipine Fakatene, whom he allegedly stabbed during a fight in Fua’amotu on Sunday night, 17 January.
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Monday 18 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to death of a 36-year-old man whom he allegedly stabbed during an incident in Fua’amotu on Sunday night, 17 January.
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Halelima Hafoka (25), charged with the murder of a 24-year-old soldier in a stabbing incident earlier this month, appeared at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 20 July.
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Monday 13 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 24-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed with a knife in the chest on Saturday night 11 July, at the Nuku'alofa Central Business District.
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Thursday 8 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man charged with the murder of his wife, who died from severe burns in December, will appear at the Mu'a Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 12 January.
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Monday 28 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kilifi Nau (55) was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Cato at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on 17 July, for murdering a 25-year-old woman in December 2012.
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Friday 25 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have identified ‘Aisea Tu’ineau Latu (49) as the man killed on Tuesday, 22 July at Afa on the eastern district of Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been charged with the murder of a 49-year old man early this morning Tuesday, 22 July in Afa in the eastern district of Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 13 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old man, who turned himself in to the Tonga Police, has been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old man from Ha‘afeva, who was found lying injured in front of the Government Primary School at Hala-‘o-Vave on Sunday morning.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kilifi Nau (52) of Ma'ufanga has been further remanded in police custody after he was charged with the murder of his 25-year-old female partner at his home on December 13.
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Tuesday 3 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men of Asian origin who were charged with murder in relation to the death of a 44-year-old Nuku'alofa shopkeeper, were released on Friday, June 29 after Crown Prosecutions offered no evidence.
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Thursday 22 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vaomotou (36) appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this week charged with the stabbing murder of his wife Fotu'aika Vaomotou at Ma'ufanga in May 2009, on the day before she was due to give evidence against him for assault. Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 20:28
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Monday 8 June 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Perpetrators of women abuse are to be held accountable for their own actions. This is not a Tongan societal problem. In old Tonga, the brothers or uncles of the abused women would descend on women abusers and beat the crap out of them, and may have even killed them in the process. But in a modern "democratic" society, we provide professional help, and then prosecute them under the law of the country as a deterrence mechanism. Unfortunately, we may have to see some of the guilty murderers hung before Tongan abusive men get the message. -Sione A. Mokofisi
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