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Thursday 8 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During 'Akilisi Pohiva's first two days of giving evidence, in an insurance case heard in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this week, he was questioned closely about the ingredients for violent demonstration that were evident on November 16, 2006, when the central business district was destroyed by rioters. He told the court he had no connection to the rioters.
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Thursday 12 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a strong statement accusing the Tonga Government of attempting to influence the Judiciary, the President of Tonga's Law Society, Laki Niu, yesterday afternoon called a move to set up a new Royal Commission of Inquiry into the matter a "farce".
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Monday 15 September 2008

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A debate in parliament over the reinstatement of the Emergency Powers sparked off comments over what caused the events of 16/11 and a concern that a repeat is still possible. From the House by Pesi Fonua
Law
Tuesday 9 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King in Council has repealed the Emergency Powers Regulations 2007 and replaced them with new Emergency Powers (Public Safety and Public Order) Regulations 2008, effective from September 5 for 30 days, over an extended area of the capital Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 25 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tau'a'alo Kavaliku of Vaini was given an 18 months suspended sentence by Chief Justice Anthony Ford at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, August 22.
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Wednesday 20 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of five People's Representatives who are charged with sedition is postponed again awaiting a decision by the Court of Appeal, but a two-day hearing on legal arguments will be held in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on September 25-26.
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Friday 4 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The accused People's Representative, 'Isileli Pulu cried in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning when he told a jury that his nephew 'Iteni Kauvaka was one of the eight people who died in the Shoreline fire on November 16, 2006.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sangster Sauala, the former General Manager of the Oceania Broadcasting Television OBN, appeared for the first time in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16, charged with two counts of sedition and riotous assembly relating to the November 16 riots.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight men appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16 charged with multiple offences including attending a riotous assembly and taking part in the destruction of Molisi Supermarket, the Shoreline Building and the Pacific Royale Hotel during the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fapiano Kali of Fanga appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16, and pleaded not guilty to the destruction of a Chinese shop during the Nuku'alofa riots of November 16, 2006
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Saturday 17 May 2008
Nomuka, Tonga
Kuo hoko 'a e "16/11" pea mo pule'anga "temokalati tikitato" lolotonga 'o Fisi ko e fakatokanga fakamanavahee (brutal warning) pea mo e fakamo'oni ta'etoekofukofu'i (naked witness) ki he Tonga kotoa ke tau ki'i toloi atu 'a e feinga 'a e kau Temo-Tonga exteremists ke fakamalohi'i 'a e liliu ke fakahoko he 2010. Te u lave ki ha 'elia lalahi 'e ua 'oku ha mahino ai 'a e ta'efalala'anga 'enau fokotu'utu'u ki he kaha'u 'o Tonga. -Uili Finau
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu no. 2 People's Representative, 'Isileli Pulu, has pleaded not guilty to charges of abetment to murder and abetment to arson at the Shoreline Building on November 16 2006.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young father who was convicted of five charges, two of them relating to the riots of November 16, 2006 serves a nine months imprisonment sentence starting today.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Taimi on February 25 reports that a 16/11 suspect has told some of the Demo bosses that if they will not do something before his trial in March then he will do something. Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, February 25-28, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Monday 17 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Editor, I had a Nightmare, about Harder's "I had a Dream". ... It is clear that this troubled Lawyer has quickly been absorbed into the mentality and rhetorical language like a megaphone for 'Akilisi, 'Uliti Uata, Clive Edwards, Lepolo Tanusila, 'Isi Pulu and the Pangai Si'i mob. -'Inoke Fotu Hu'akau
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Sunday 16 December 2007
Sydney, Australia
I am less confident that the proposal set forth by Mr Christopher Harder will resolve anything in the current as well as the future political situation of Tonga. To be sure, I do believe in apologizing and forgiveness in response. However, to think that an apology from all parties involved in the heinous crimes of 16/11 and a pardon from the King of Tonga will rectify the current political situation in Tonga is unavoidably laughable. -Rev Dr Ma'afu Palu
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Thursday 13 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malo mu'a e tau mo e ngaue lahi hono fakakakato mai e ngaahi ongoongo' ke 'inasi ai e Tonga kotoa pe 'i he fo'i kolope. Ne u fakatumutumu he lahi 'eku tangi he lau e tohi 'a Mr C Harder mo e ngaahi akonaki na'a ne vahevahe mai kihe kakai 'o e fonua'. Ko e me'a malie ko e 'ikai ke u kau 'i he komiti Lao 'a Tonga 'oku nau vakai'i e kole laiseni 'a e motu'a ni he ne u mei foaki ange ai pe 'ene laiseni Lao' 'ana pea liliu tangata'i Tonga ai pe he 'osi 'eku lau 'ene tohi. - S. Moimoiangaha
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Wednesday 12 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I have observed great turmoil and frustration about the land as families turn against each other and the country as a whole is further torn apart by pro-democracy and pro-monarchy supporters being unable to reconcile their differences. Let there be no doubt, many in Tonga bear some responsibility for what happened on 16 November 2006 and the ongoing legal events that continue to tie up the legal process and stop the country from progressing. In no particular order these persons have responsibility and they do know who they are. - Christopher Harder
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Monday 19 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 16/11 has been labelled as a 'Day of Shame' by the new Ministry of Information. But now, one year on, there has been no enthusiasm by anyone to remember what happened in Nuku'alofa on that day. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 15 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second group of accused who are charged with 16/11 related offences appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Monday, November 12.
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