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Thursday 17 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sangster Saulala, the former General Manager of the Oceania Broadcasting Television (OBN), was discharged on Friday July 11 of sedition and riotous assembly charges relating to the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Wednesday 16 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first sittign of the Tongan Court of Appeal for 2008 began on Tuesday, July 15 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. The judgements expected by July 25 will include the appeal by the People's Representatives over additional 16/11 charges filed against them by the Crown.
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Monday 14 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jurors acquitted Tongatapu no. 2 People's Representative 'Isileli Pulu on all eight charges of abetment to murder and one charge of abetment to arson at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this afternoon.
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Monday 14 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The family dispute between Noble Fakafanua and his uncles and aunties has been settled out of court in mediation according to the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court on Friday, July 11.
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Wednesday 9 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An accused man, Sosefo 'Amone told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court he did not set on fire a couch inside the Shoreline building during its destruction on November 16, 2006.
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Friday 4 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Isileli Pulu did not wave his hand nor did he tell people to smash and burn down the Shoreline building, defence witness Puniani Tu'ipulotu told the jury at the Nuk'alofa Supreme Court this morning, July 4.
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Friday 4 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The accused People's Representative, 'Isileli Pulu cried in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning when he told a jury that his nephew 'Iteni Kauvaka was one of the eight people who died in the Shoreline fire on November 16, 2006.
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Friday 4 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Isileli Pulu did not wave his hand nor did he tell people to smash and burn down the Shoreline building, defence witness Puniani Tu'ipulotu told the jury at the Nuk'alofa Supreme Court this morning, July 4.
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Tuesday 1 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men are being detained in custody on charges relating to the armed robbery and shooting that took place outside the Westpac Bank of Tonga branch at the Si'i Kae Ola shopping centre on May 26.
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Tuesday 1 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Ma'ake Siola'a, a brother of one of the victims who died in the Shoreline fire, told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, that he stood with 'Isileli Pulu outside the Shoreline Building on November 16, 2006.
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Friday 27 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A witness told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, that he saw and heard the accused 'Isileli Pulu thank the rioters who were damaging the Pacific Royale Hotel on November 16, 2006.
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Friday 27 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A forensic investigator from the Australian Federal Police told the Nuku'alofa Court this morning, Friday June 27 that the fire that gutted the Shoreline Building on November 16, 2006 was deliberately lit.
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Thursday 26 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fireman told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today Thursday June 26 that they found remains of deceased persons at the site of the Shoreline building on November 17, 2006, a day after the riots.
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Tuesday 24 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sikiniti Ueleni, a witness told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning she saw the accused 'Isileli Pulu standing in front of the people who were damaging the Pacific Royale Hotel on November 16, 2006.
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Monday 23 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mekiloni Fotu, a prisoner at Hu'atolitoli Prison, told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning, Monday June 23 that he saw the accused Sosefo 'Amone set fire to a couch in the Shoreline building on November 16, 2006.
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Thursday 19 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A witness told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, Thursday, June 19, that she saw and overheard the accused People's Representative, 'Isileli Pulu saying to smash and burn the Shoreline building during the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Thursday 19 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A witness told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday June 18, that he saw the accused PR, 'Isileli Pulu, talking on his mobile cell phone while people were stoning and damaging the Pacific Royale Hotel in central Nuku'alofa on November 16, 2006.
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Tuesday 17 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu no. 2 People's Representative, 'Isileli Pulu appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today and pleaded not guilty to eight charges of abetment to murder and one charge of abetment to arson.
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Crown Law Department has submitted an application to the Supreme Court of Tonga for a Contempt of Court order against two local newspapers, the Taimi ‘o Tonga and the Kele‘a.
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Appearing in the Fasi Magistrate's Court this morning, June 10, was the Chief Clerk of the Tongan Legislature, Dr Viliami Uasike Latu, facing charges of assault and bodily harm of a young woman.
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