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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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Monday 6 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan nobleman Hon. Lasike appeared in the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court today charged with the crime of rape.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES. Because our society still condones male violence, the victims cannot be properly protected. One example of condoned violence in Tongan laws was the offence of rape. Tonga’s legal system cannot effectively protect the victims of domestic violence until there is a change of attitudes and behavior across society, says Teimumu Tapueluelu, the President of the Women in Law Society. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.

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