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Tuesday 24 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kali Malupo (57) who was convicted of grievous bodily harm, when he struck a 24-year-old man on the head using a machete at Manuka on eastern Tongatapu, was sentenced to six and a half-years imprisonment, while his two sons received a lesser jail sentence for common assault in a group attack on the victim. The judge said their attacks “revealed levels of anger and violence going far beyond...argument of self-defence.” For Kali “the clear intention was to kill Filihai Li.”
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Thursday 14 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kali Malupo (57) was found guilty of grievous bodily harm, when he struck a 24-year-old man on the head using a machete at Manuka. His two sons were convicted of common assault for punching the complainant. The judge said they should have been charged with attempted murder.
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Thursday 22 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two former police officers who are in jail for common assault, after they punched and kicked a defenceless 21-year-old in Vava’u, will not be allowed to appeal their sentences. President of the Appeal Court, Lord Chief Justice Whitten, in his ruling on 12 December rejected their applications, as they had no reasonable prospects of success.
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Wednesday 16 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Halalilo and Tukumo’ui Havea have been jailed for common assault when they punched and kicked a defenceless 21-year-old man in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Halalilo and Tukumo’ui Havea have been found guilty of common assault, when they punched and kicked a 21-year-old victim in Neiafu, Vava’u. “They indulged in sheer hooliganism and behaviour and not keeping with the dignity and high standards of the Tongan Police Force,” said the Supreme Court judge.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solomone Fualalo (52) received a suspended sentence for common assault and serious causing bodily harm, when he hit a 23-year-old victim on the back of his head with a torch at Niutoua.
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Wednesday 26 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Salesi Vea (29) was re-sentenced and jailed for four-months for assaulting his wife at Te'ekiu, after a Supreme Court judge quashed his suspended sentence imposed in the lower court. The judge said the initial sentence was manifestly inadequate as it failed to properly take into account the level of violence and that there had been repeated assaults by Vea against his wife.
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Friday 26 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who were acquitted of manslaughter, due to lack of evidence offered by the Crown, pleaded guilty to a lesser count of common assault in the death of a man in Pelehake, in 2017.
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Thursday 11 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'iha'ateiho is expected to appear at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 15 August on numerous charges including common assault, unlawful imprisonment and possession of unlicensed ammunition in relation to a public disturbance earlier this year.
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Friday 18 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Suspended Police Superintendent Lolesio Hausia was discharged on a common assault count by Magistrate Similoni Tu'akalau, at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court today, 18 October.
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Friday 11 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Superintendent Lolesio Hausia who is charged with common assault had his case adjourned to Friday, October 18 at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court.
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