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Thursday 27 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christopher Ta'ufo'ou (30) was sentenced to two-years and three-months imprisonment after being convicted of possessing 635.54 grams of cannabis, seized at a home in Malapo on March 17, 2017.
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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A stepfather was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment for numerous offences that included serious indecent assault of his two young stepdaughters and raping one of them. The mother (42) who helped him commit some of these serious sexual offences was sentenced to seven years and three months imprisonment. The judge agreed that the offendings constituted a grave breach of trust and the sentence imposed should reflect it.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Helu (33) who was found guilty of possessing 39.65 grams of cannabis was sentenced to one-year and six-months imprisonment. Lord Chief Justice Paulsen said society was calling for and expected a strong response from the courts.
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Friday 24 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mafoa'aeata Latu (26) was sentenced to three-years and three-months imprisonment after being convicted for reckless driving that caused the death of his passenger ‘Aisake Lavelua on Hihifo Road at Fo'ui, in March this year.
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Friday 10 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
John Thorn Ngaue (29) was sentenced to three-years and six-months imprisonment for possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, seized at a home in Kolomotu'a in 2017.
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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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Friday 15 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-years imprisonment sentence was imposed on a man who had pleaded guilty to multiple counts of having carnal knowledge and indecently assaulting two girls who were under the age of 12 in 2014. The security of young children in Tonga is paramount here, said Mr Justice Cato on 7 April, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 14 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first sitting of Tonga’s Court of Appeal which ended on Wednesday, April 9, in Nuku'alofa delivered judgments, that included reducing a 16-years sentence imposed on a man who sharpened his knife and stabbed his sleeping wife 23 times. The court replaced it with 10-years imprisonment with the final two-years suspended.
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Thursday 5 September 2013
'Ohonua, 'Eua
Tevita Noa Finau a former bank teller at the Westpac Bank of Tonga in ‘Eua was sentenced to two-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to theft of over $18,000 pa’anga, on September 2.
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Wednesday 2 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A six-years imprisonment sentence was imposed on a 49-year-old father on numerous charges of incest and indecent assault, that he had repeatedly committed on his young daughter from 2005-09.
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Monday 30 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first sitting of Tonga's Court of Appeal ended at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa and delivered judgments, that reduced the imprisonment sentence of a man who was convicted of raping and indecently assaulting a 19-year-old girl, who was his close relative.
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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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