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Friday 20 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal ended its 2007 session at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, July 20. The Court remitted two civil cases for a retrial, and reduced two criminal imprisonment terms.
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Wednesday 18 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The five People's Representatives who face criminal charges relating to the destruction of Nuku'alofa on November 16, 2006, appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for the first time this morning to make their pleas.
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Thursday 5 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal will start its 2007 session at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on July 17.
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Tuesday 12 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Justice Warwick John Andrew was appointed as Tonga's new permanent Supreme Court judge, from May 10.
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Wednesday 6 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Tongan People's Representatives, charged with sedition in relation to the Nuku'alofa riots of November 16 last year, have asked not to be tried by a jury, but by judge alone, when they appear for trial in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on a date to be set.
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Friday 1 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Preliminary Inquiry Hearing of five People's Representatives on sedition charges relating to events that took place in Nuku'alofa on November 14 and 16, 2006 concluded on Wednesday, May 30 at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court.
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Wednesday 30 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Preliminary Inquiry Hearing of William Clive Edwards, 'Uliti Uata and 'Akilisi Pohiva on a second sedition charge started at the Nuku'alofa Police Magistrate's court yesterday morning, May 29.
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Thursday 24 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Police Hon. Siaosi 'Aho said that he thought 'Akilisi Pohiva was hallucinating when he came into the Cabinet Room on November 16 and demanded for government to endorse a proposal by the people for political change.
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Tuesday 22 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele was repeatedly warned by 'Akilisi Pohiva that Nuku'alofa would be destroyed if the government would not do what the people wanted, Lopeti Senituli, told the Nuku'alofa Police Magistrate's Court yesterday morning.
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Saturday 19 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A radio broadcast made on the evening of November 16, by five People's Representatives, who have been charged with sedition, called on their supporters to stop destroying properties in central Nuku'alofa because they had achieved their aim.
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Thursday 17 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Witness, Hon. Luani told a Preliminary Inquiry today that he had initially supported a proposal by five People's Representatives for the People to elect 21 representatives into the House, but he did not agree with the methods used in trying to achieve this.
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Thursday 17 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Acting Prime Minister took the witness stand on Day Three of a preliminary inquiry hearing into sedition charges against five People's Representatives and told the Court that the Prime Minister had been asked to write a letter under duress on November 16 while the town burned.
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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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