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Thursday 7 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men who were charged with serious multiple offences relating to the destruction and damage of Nuku'alofa on November 16, 2006, were declared not guilty by a jury at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday afternoon, May 6.
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Thursday 16 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Hon. Anthony Ford dismissed the seven jurors who were presiding over the trial of four accused charged with serious multiple offences during the 16/11 riot and ordered a retrial to start tomorrow, April 17, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 8 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On the second day of a jury trial of four accused charged with multiple offences arising out of the November 16 riots, a witness told the jury on April 6, that he saw one accused smash the glass windows of the Molisi Supermarket.
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Thursday 2 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four accused People's Representatives and one former PR who are facing sedition charges may now go to trial in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court by May this year.
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Thursday 2 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One woman and four men who are accused of multiple offences relating to the November 16 destruction in Nuku'alofa: 'Ofa Simiki, 'Etuate Uata, 'Asiata Masima, 'Onitulei Manu and Kata Leleifua, pleaded not guilty to a total of 16 charges, in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning
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Thursday 2 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning Makeleta Malu, a Westpac Bank Customer officer pleaded not guilty to the embezzlement and theft of over $10,000 pa'anga from a bank customer's account.
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Wednesday 25 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury this afternoon at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court found five men not guilty of sedition charges relating to the riots and destruction of Nuku'lofa, November 16, 2006.
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Tuesday 17 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 42-year-old man in Tongamama'o, 'Eua, has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife who remains in a critical condition in hospital, according to the Commander of the Tonga Police Force Chris Kelley today.
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Monday 16 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Legal arguments over a comment allegedly made by accused People's Representative Sione Teisina Fuko, took up the first part of this morning's session at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 13 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court heard this morning that the accused Ha‘apai People's Representative Sione Teisina Fuko, admitted to a police investigator that his speech "may be" incited or encouraged disaffection.
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Friday 13 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"I have made it clear in previous 16/11 cases that anyone who sets fire to a building or vehicle will go to prison even if they are first time offenders", Chief Justice Anthony Ford told Sione Mohuanga in sentencing him to two years in prison today.
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Thursday 12 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A crown witness told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, that if people were not urged to Pangai Si'i the events of November 16 would not have taken place.
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Tuesday 10 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A witness told the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court today that on November 16, 2006 he saw and heard the accused Siale Fihaki's speech at Pangai Si'i, where he made reference to certain properties, shortly after they were damaged.
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Saturday 7 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Contesting the meaning behind an alleged speech made by PR Teisina Fuko "telling people to go to the Prime Minister's Office" took up the latter part of the morning of March 6 in the fifth day of a jury trial of six accused of sedition.
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Saturday 7 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A crown witness who initially told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court that he saw and heard the alleged speech made by defendant Tevita Fifita on television before November 16, changed his statement at the end.
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Wednesday 4 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Defining the meaning of the word "bloodshed", took up most of the morning of the second day of a jury trial of six accused charged with sedition relating to the events of November 16, 2006 in Nuku‘alofa.
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Monday 2 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six people, accused of sedition in relation to the events of 16/11, appeared in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court today at the start of a trial that is expected to last over two weeks.
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Thursday 26 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 31 year old Tongan man Katei Taufa appeared at the Mu'a Magistrate's Court yesterday morning, February 25 charged with the murder of his wife at Vaini in the weekend.
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Monday 23 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case of the 59-year-old Chinese naturalised Tongan woman charged with attempted murder and other crimes will be tried in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 19 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 59-year-old Tongan-Chinese woman charged with attempted murder is alleged to have used a pistol to shoot at a 40-year-old Tongan-Chinese man at a farm in Tokomololo on January 29, this year.
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