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Monday 28 November 2016

Hawaii, USA
One man and two women, all of Tongan heritage, are facing jail sentences for beating a security guard unconscious at a bar in Maui, Hawaii last month. They have been accused of kicking the guard in the head several times as he was lying on the ground. The guard was transported to hospital where he recovered. Doctors said the injuries could have been life threatening.
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Thursday 17 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A brutal attack early this morning on a Nuku’alofa business woman who was sleeping at home in Pahu, has put her into Vaiola Hospital with head and other injuries. Ellen Yu, a grandmother, remains in a critical condition.
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Thursday 15 September 2016

Nadi, Fiji
Pacific women and girls can live free from violence - because violence against them is not inevitable and it can be prevented, was the message for more than 40 specialists from across the Pacific meeting in Nadi, Fiji, from 12-15 September. There is a need to change attitudes which condone violence.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Sunday 25 May 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Why do we educate our young people with violence?” asks artist Ebonie Fifita, clutching a punch bag she has created out of a multitude of Tongan school uniforms, to add visibility to the issue of community violence.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence is a learned behavior. Community violence is a traumatic event that is a bad symptom of something that has reached deep into our society. It is a behavior of citizens who are stressed, who are trying to cope and solve problems. Some of the sources of stress include poverty, lack of housing, joblessness, family pressures, and hopelessness. …In random community violence, like we are seeing here in Tongatapu, there are no warnings. This should make us all realize that something like this could happen to us. By Kristi Seymour.
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Monday 17 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A policeman who committed “a heinous and despicable act” was confident that if the victim filed a complaint against him his fellow workers would hide it, Tonga’s Chief Justice said in sentencing a constable to seven years imprisonment for raping and assaulting a woman held in a cell.
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