To date, all Pacific nations have abolished the death penalty entirely except for two, Tonga and Papua New Guinea. The World Day against the Death Penalty was jointly marked by the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions on October 9 in Nuku'alofa.
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Results for World Day against Death Penalty
Saturday 12 October 2019
“We look forward to the day when the death penalty is removed from Tonga’s laws,” said a former Tongan Police officer Siueli ‘Eleni Mone, who was present at Tonga's last execution in 1982. On October 10 she joined a discussion with the Australian and New Zealand High Commissioners to Tonga who are encouraging modern states to abolish the death penalty.