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Thursday 8 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six new judges have been appointed to Tonga's Court of Appeal. The increase is to ensure availability for each session.
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Wednesday 10 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Prime Minister and Tongatapu No. 10 People’s Representative, Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa retains his seat in the Legislative Assembly, after his appeals were upheld by the Appeal Court on 9 August. Two other Tongatapu People's Representatives also keep their seats, after appeals against them were dismissed.
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Tuesday 9 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan Cabinet Ministers have lost their appeals against court decisions that declared their election results void. Eight judgments from a Special Court of Appeal session, held last month, were released late this afternoon in Nuku'alofa. The Appeal Court said, “If there is a lesson to be learned, candidates for an election should be astute not to make any gifts within three-months of an election...Rather they should withhold their largesse until after the election.” Some of the other appeals were also dismissed.
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Tuesday 2 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Judgments will be issued in due course, after a Special Court of Appeal last week heard election appeals by four current members of parliament and Cabinet Ministers, who were found guilty of bribery in the lead up to the 2021 November By-Election.
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Saturday 28 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’ivakano lost his appeal against the dismissal of his malicious prosecution claim against the Police Commissioner, Attorney General and the Kingdom of Tonga in 2021, when he was claiming a total of $5.75 million in damages. Today, the Appeal Court judges stated that the Lord Chief Justice was right to dismiss the malicious prosecution claim.
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Tuesday 24 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal Court is expected to issue judgments later in the week, after concluding its first session held from May 16-20. 'Etuate Lavulavu's appeal was deferred to the next session later in the year.
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Monday 16 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first session of Tonga's Court of Appeal for this year started today, 16 May and includes ‘Etuate Lavulavu's appeal against his conviction and sentence. He is currently serving six-years in prison with his wife 'Akosita, whose appeal is expected to be heard in the next session.
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Tuesday 5 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A suspended sentence imposed on Manavahetau Fua’eiki aka 'Isileli (43) for possession of methamphetamine and a bullet stands, ruled the Appeal Court on October 1.
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Monday 4 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Leimoni Tito Siasau (49) who was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for serious indecent assault of a 33-year-old woman got his sentence reduced to two-years by the Appeal Court on October 1.
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Friday 1 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Simione Ikahihifo (55) who was sentenced to serve seven and a half-years imprisonment for dangerous driving causing the death of 'Aisea Kaifa (66) in 2020, had his sentence reduced to five-years by the Appeal Court on October 1.
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Friday 1 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ana Katokakala Siale (37) had her suspended sentence for house breaking and theft of Tongan handicrafts valued at $14,100 pa'anga, quashed by the Appeal Court on October 1. She will now serve six-months at Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Friday 1 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repeat drug offender Pangi Puloka (47) who is currently imprisoned, was unsuccessful in his Appeal against conviction on drugs offences.
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Monday 27 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The judgments of appeal cases heard in the second and last session of this year's Court of Appeal in Tonga will be delivered on Friday, October 1.
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Thursday 23 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second session of Tonga's Court of Appeal for this year concluded today, September 23. Judgements on 11 cases including land, criminal and civil appeals, will be delivered in due course.
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Thursday 18 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first session of Tonga's Court of Appeal this year will sit for two-days starting on March 22, and will include two judges appearing via audio-visual link from abroad.
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Tuesday 24 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Appeal Court for the first time in Nuku'alofa, conducted hearings via video teleconference on March 23, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wednesday 28 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second session of the Court of Appeal will preside over five appeals, starting on September 2 in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 9 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal is sitting this week and will hear a total of 17 appeals, starting on April 8.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal from 8-18 April will hear an appeal by TongaSat against a Supreme Court decision that declared that the multi-million Chinese aid fund grants paid to the company in 2008 and 2011 were unlawful.
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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-born man, who lost his Fanga property when he became a US citizen, has failed to win an appeal to overturn a Land Court decision.
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