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Tuesday 12 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A death penalty was seriously considered by Tonga's Lord Chief Justice, before he gave a life sentence yesterday, to the man who admitted the murder of prominent human rights activist Polikalepo “Poli” Kefu (41) in April this year. Lord Chief Justice Whitten QC, convicted ‘Inoke Silongo F. Tonga (27), a meth addict, of the murder at a beach in Tatakamotonga. He said the offending was “a heinous crime of extreme brutality and depravity.”
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Thursday 2 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Inoke Siolongo Filivaolelei Tonga (27) has pleaded guilty to the murder of Polikalepo (Poli) Kefu (41) on May 1 this year at Tatakamotonga. The accused appeared at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court this morning, September 2.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
A 34-year-old man jointly charged with the murder of Tongan seasonal worker, Hiko Lynch (23) in Blenheim, Marlborough has been denied bail. He is remanded in custody to appear in September.
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Tuesday 22 June 2021

Marlborough, New Zealand
Tongan Seasonal Worker, Hiko Lynch (23) of Holonga in Tongatapu died on early Sunday morning, June 20 after he was allegedly stabbed in Blenheim, Marlborough. Two men have been jointly charged with his murder.
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Wednesday 19 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Inoke Tonga (27) is the man charged with the murder of Polikalepo Kefu (41). He appeared today, May 19 at the Magistrate’s Court in Mu’a.
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Monday 3 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The murder of a respected Tonga Red Cross communications officer Polikalepo Kefu (41) on Saturday morning has shocked his colleagues and friends who paid tribute to him today as a “shining star” and selfless, tireless, humanitarian and human rights advocate. A 27-year-old man has been charged with his murder.
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Thursday 27 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) will start at the Supreme Court on Monday, August 31.
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Thursday 6 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case against Siosaia Tu Maile the 19-year-old who is charged with the murder of Tonga's Salvation Army leader Ned Cook (67), was adjourned to September.
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Tuesday 12 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Harry Ofiu Vamanrar (27) died at Vaiola Hospital on Sunday May 10, after he was found critically injured at a home in Haveluloto.
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Monday 20 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah
Taniela Lopiseni Salakielu (23) of Nevada, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the U.S. District Court in Utah for the beating death of a father of four children, Rand Hatch (50), in the Utah town of Bountiful in late 2018.
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Tuesday 17 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) in the Nuku'alofa CBD, have pleaded not guilty on December 17 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A landmark court case is set to take place in the American state of Nevada over whether the state’s death penalty should exempt offenders that are “mentally-ill”. The appeal case concerns Siaosi Vanisi (49), a Tongan man who is currently on death row for murder.
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Thursday 31 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case against five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) in the Nuku'alofa CBD, is expected to be called for the first time at the Supreme Court on December 3.
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Wednesday 9 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fanaafe Misifane (35) died after he was allegedly assaulted with metal rods on the head, at Holonga on Sunday, October 6. Three men in their early 20s have been arrested and charged with his murder.
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Tuesday 8 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested and charged with the murder of a 35 year old man at Holonga on Sunday, October 6.
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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) in February this year remain on the Supreme Court's “no fly” list and are prohibited from travelling outside of Tonga.
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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 19-year-old at Tu’anekivale on Saturday night, September 28.
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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Funaki Katoa of Ma’ufanga (19) who was found guilty for the murder of Pita ‘Asipolo (44) was sentenced to life imprisonment on August 19, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Emilio To‘a this morning changed his plea to guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter in the death of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emilio To’a has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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