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Thursday 2 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The Oceania Broadcasting Television Network was fined Tongan $750, and its two presenters, Sangstar Saulala and Semisi Kailahi were also fined T$500 each for defaming the former Minister of Justice, Tevita Tupou.
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Tuesday 23 September 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Sangstar Saulala, Semisi Kailahi and Oceania Broadcasting Television Network OBN were found guilty of criminal defamation for defaming the former Minister of Justice, Tevita Tupou, at the Supreme Court, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on September 19.
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Monday 8 September 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The failure of the Crown to win a court case against the Taimi 'o Tonga newspaper continued last week with the dismissal by a jury in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on September 3 of a criminal defamation case against Mateni Tapueluelu, the Editor of the Taimi 'o Tonga.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal sitting in Nuku‘alofa on July 25, dismissed several appeals made by the Government, and increased the amount awarded to three respondents, Akilisi Pohiva, Filokalafi ‘Akauola and Kalafi Moala for damages. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva, the controversial, Tongatapu no. 1 People’s Representative to the Tongan parliament won his most serious court battle ever when a jury cleared him and his associates on May 19 on charges of crimes against the state. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The sedition trial of Tongan MPs ‘Isileli Pulu, and ‘Akilisi Pohiva, and his son Po‘oi Pohiva, and Mateni Tapueluelu has been postponed until November after the Crown Law appealed for another month to prepare the case. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Monday 27 April 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Member of Parliament, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, was acquitted on two charges of defaming King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, which were brought against him by the Crown. The charges followed an interview of ‘Akilisi Pohiva by Michael Ybarra of the American Wall Street Journal.
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