A 40-year-old man has been charged with the assault of his five-year-old daughter whom he allegedly whipped with a belt leaving bruises on her back on Sunday, 23 August in Nukunuku, Tongatapu. The child has been removed from the home under a protection order.
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FROM OUR ARCHIVES. How does Tonga’s law treat young offenders while protecting the Rights of the Child? Matangi Tonga discovers that Tonga’s children are exposed to the full extent of adult punishments —from whippings to incarceration, while the youngest offenders might suffer both before being isolated from society and taken to serve long terms on a tiny offshore prison island. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.