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Tuesday 15 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hearing of a preliminary inquiry for the five People's Representatives continued today, with the prosecution calling three more witnesses to give evidence at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court, on the events leading up to the November 16 riot. The prosecution intends to call another 20 witnesses in the days ahead.
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Monday 14 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hearing of a Preliminary Inquiry for five People's Representatives on sedition charges relating to the riots of November 16, started at the Nuku'alofa Police Magistrate's Court this morning.
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Monday 7 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongatapu People's Representative, 'Akilisi Pohiva and a fellow street protestor, Tu'i Uata were today convicted on charges relating to a protest march on June 1 last year.
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Friday 4 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The preliminary hearing of the five People's Representatives who have been charged in relation to the riots of November 16, 2006 began yesterday, May 3, at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court.
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Monday 30 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Preliminary Inquiry hearing of five People's Representatives, charged with crimes relating to the November 16 riots, that was scheduled to start today has been adjourned to Thursday, May 3.
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Thursday 26 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Magistrate, Latu Mohenoa this morning ordered Sitiveni Tafolo (52) to appear at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for trial on various charges relating to the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Wednesday 18 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of three street protesters, 'Akilisi Pohiva, Tu'i Uata and Semisi Sika, ended at the Fasi-moe-afi Police Magistrate's Court yesterday.
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Wednesday 18 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Anthony Ford ordered 'Aimini Tu'ivai, yesterday to serve a one-year prison sentence for a default in the payment of a $20,000 fine that was imposed on him on January 26, 2006.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ofila Havea (44) of Popua, was ordered to appear in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for trial relating to the damage of the Ministry of Finance office during the Nuku'alofa riots of November 16, 2006.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old Ha'apai man, who works as a first mate for the Uata Shipping Company, will face trial on charges relating to the destruction of the Shoreline Office and the Pacific Royal Hotel in the Nuku'alofa riots of November 16, 2006.
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Thursday 5 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The five People's Representatives who have been charged with sedition and other crimes relating to the November 16 riots will appear in the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court for their Preliminary Inquiry hearings on April 30.
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Wednesday 4 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Magistrate Latu Mohenoa today ordered 'Etuate Uata (36) to appear for trial in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on a date to be set.
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Tuesday 3 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Preliminary Hearing of the five People's Representatives in connection to the events of November 16 that was scheduled to begin today is further adjourned for new dates to be set.
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Friday 30 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After deliberating for two days a jury has found Siaosi Kadivuka Amanoni and Semi Vete Jr. to be not guilty on charges relating to the importation of 14 kilograms of marijuana to Tonga in 2003.
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Friday 30 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mapele Talatala (20) of Ngele'ia was ordered by Police Magistrate Salesi Mafi to appear for trial at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 2.
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Wednesday 28 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shoreline lost phone cards with a face value of about $4-5 million pa'anga during the riots of November 16, a witness told the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court yesterday during a hearing of a man accused of stealing about seven of the cards.
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Friday 23 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team from Tonga's Crown Law Department will be prosecuting about 50 major cases relating to the November 16 riots, at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court, starting on April 3, said the Solicitor General Linda Folaumoetu'i today.
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Tuesday 20 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Magistrate Salesi Mafi today, March 20 ordered Talifolau Letisi (33) to appear at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for trial on charges relating to the destruction of key Government offices and business premises during the Nuku'alofa riots on November 16, 2006.
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Thursday 15 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prosecution Team of the Crown Law Department this morning took over from the Police Prosecution Team at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court, to prosecute cases involving major crimes that were committed during the destruction of the capital Nuku'alofa on November 16, 2006.
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Tuesday 13 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of two men accused of importing 14 kgs of marijuana to Tonga entered its fourth day today, when the former captain of a Tongan ferry identified the cargo that one of the accused loaded onto his ferry in Fiji.
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