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Wednesday 26 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 41-year-old man who injured another man with a shovel suffers from mental illness. He was unfit to be tried for the offence, and committed to the Psychiatric Ward at Vaiola Hospital, by the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 25 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 47-year-old man was sentenced today at the Supreme Court to two-years imprisonment for two counts of serious indecent assault of a woman in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 18 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea he Lotu Sika (25) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for seriously injuring Hopoate Teisina at Vaini in 2018.
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Friday 14 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was sentenced today to seven-years imprisonment for raping a young girl in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 11 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sosaia Laloni Kolofale (35) who pleaded guilty to possession of less than one gram of cannabis was placed on a good behaviour bond, at the Supreme Court.
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Monday 10 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Justice has ordered that the defunct Tonga Weekly Newspaper Ltd. be restored to the Register of Companies, in the latest twist of a defamation suit brought against the government-owned newspaper by Mele 'Amanaki in 2014.
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Friday 7 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Halavavae Sosaia Tameifuna was convicted at the Supreme Court for dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm to a 36-year-man on Vaha'akolo Road, by intentionally swerving his car to hit the victim, who did not see the car coming. The judge found it was premeditated causing of serious injury.
Thursday 30 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Afuafu 'Uhatafe (52) was jailed for three-years for obtaining $32,825 pa’anga by false pretence from 104 people, she had falsely recruited in a work scam to Australia.
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Friday 24 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Land Court ordered the registration of a tax allotment in 'Utulau to a plaintiff in a land dispute. The plaintiff went to the court when he discovered that the same lot he had applied for was granted to another person, in the estate of Tupouto'a.
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Wednesday 22 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A husband and wife who pleaded guilty to possession of methamphatamine were sentenced at the Supreme Court on July 20. One received a suspended sentence, while the other was placed on a good behaviour bond. The Chief Justice warned if they continued to live a lifestyle or associate with others that might tempt them to use drugs again, they should “just look at their children and think what it would be to lose them.”
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Friday 17 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were jailed by the Supreme Court for serious causing bodily harm to a victim whose jaw they fractured by kicking him.
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Thursday 16 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was found guilty at the Supreme Court on two counts of rape committed on a young girl in Tongatapu. He will be sentenced in August.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga ‘Akau’ola was sentenced at the Supreme Court to eight-years and nine-months imprisonment for the manslaughter death of Paea Lolohea in 2018.
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Wednesday 1 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people who pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine at Hofoa in 2018 received suspended sentences, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today.
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Monday 22 June 2020

Nuku'alofa,Tonga
One of three soldiers, jointly charged with causing serious bodily harm to a civilian two-years ago, was found guilty by the Supreme Court, on June 18, while two soldiers were acquitted.
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Friday 12 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Evona ‘Akau [55] was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 18-months imprisonment, for carrying an excessive number of passengers on the 'Eua ferry MV 'Onemato, in January last year. “Mercifully, there was no tragedy here because, if a life had been lost...more serious charges could have been laid,” said the judge.
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Monday 1 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two 16-year-olds who pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a young girl under the age of 15 years and simple indecent assault received non-custodial sentences, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 29. “In the ordinary case, a custodial sentence would be warranted in order to reflect the Court's denunciation of this alarmingly prevalent type of offending, to protect young girls in society and effect adequate deterrence,” the Lord Chief Justice said.
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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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Tuesday 13 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaha Palei (32) was sentenced to two-years nine-months imprisonment for possession of 20.4 grams methamphetamine seized during a Police search at Te'ekiu.
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Friday 12 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaha Palei (32) who was found guilty of possessing 20.4 grams of methamphetamine at Te’ekiu in May last year, was remanded for sentencing next month.
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