You are here

Results for From the Courts

Wednesday 5 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury found a group of six 16/11 rioters guilty on 17 charges at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 26 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second group trial of seven defendants charged in relation to the destruction in Nuku'alofa during the November 16 riots entered its seventh day today as the examination of witnesses continues.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 15 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second group of accused who are charged with 16/11 related offences appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Monday, November 12.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 2 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of five People's Representatives who are charged with sedition been postponed for another nine months to August 2008.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 31 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host the 17th Pacific Judiciary Conference at the new Fa'onelua Convention Centre on November 7-9, the first time the conference has been held here.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 30 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jurors today acquitted six of the seven men charged with multiple offences relating to the riots of November 16, 2006, in the first group trial at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 25 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of the first group of seven men charged with 16/11 related offences is drawing to an end at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, with the Chief Justice to sum up the case tomorrow.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 10 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group trial of seven men charged with 16/11 related offences started at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court this morning.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 17 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A policeman who committed "a heinous and despicable act" was confident that if the victim filed a complaint against him his fellow workers would hide it, Tonga's Chief Justice said in sentencing a constable to seven years imprisonment for raping and assaulting a woman held in a cell.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 7 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five People's Representatives who were charged with seven criminal charges relating to November 16, will now face only one charge of sedition each, Chief Justice Anthony Ford announced at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 27 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sentence of imprisonment is inevitable a judge told two young men who were convicted at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today on a charge of possessing marijuana.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 14 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan policeman who assaulted and raped a young woman while she was held in custody in a police cell on Christmas Eve 2005 was convicted of the offences at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 10 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of seven years imprisonment was imposed today on a ringleader in the destruction of a Chinese shop in Nuku'alofa, in the first major prison sentencing handed down on crimes committed during the riots of November 16 last year.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 10 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 50-year-old father and his 22-year old daughter were acquitted of incest charges at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on August 8.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 2 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Rugby Union has been ordered by the Supreme Court to hold an annual general meeting this month, in an ongoing dispute within the union that now means today's expected announcement of Tonga's 30-member Rugby World Cup team has been postponed indefinitely.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 31 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 50-year-old father and his 22-year-old daughter of Hofoa were charged with incest, appearing at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on July 30.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 30 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Young girls need to be protected from sex predators like yourself", Tonga's Chief Justice told a 65-year-old man in sentencing him to six years in prison, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 27 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old mother Meleane Mahe must stay out of trouble or otherwise she will have to serve eight months imprisonment, she was told after receiving a suspended sentence in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 26 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury has found Sione Halafuka Vea (75) not guilty of the charge sedition at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, July 26.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 25 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of a 75-year-old man charged with sedition is drawing to a close after counsel completed their final submissions at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages