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Scoop Video: Tonga – Aftermath of Black Thursday


Scoop Video: Tonga – The Aftermath of Black Thursday

SPECIAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - Scoop Video, Includes previously unreleased footage: Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning reports that Akilisi Pohiva, controversial leader of Tonga's pro-democracy movement and No. 1 People’s Representative to Parliament, has been arrested on charges relating to "Black Thursday" . Pohiva is the highest profile leader arrested so far in a sweep by Tongan authorities determined to display a state of control in the deeply divided Pacific Island state. But is this merely a strategy to fight off reformists who demand democracy?

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Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio: The People's No.1 MP in Tonga, Akilisi Pohiva, has been arrested on sedition charges resulting from the arson attacks that destroyed NukuA'lofa in November.. Scoop's Selwyn Manning talks to KiwiFM's Wallace Chapman about what lies behind this arrest.

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Akilisi Pohiva, by Selwyn Manning Nuku'alofa (Scoop Media image)Pacific News: Tonga's Top People's Rep Arrested Over Nov 06 Riots - Akilisi Pohiva, controversial leader of Tonga's pro-democracy movement and No. 1 People’s Representative to Parliament, has been arrested on charges relating to 16/11 - “Black Thursday”. Pohiva is the highest profile leader arrested so far, accused of being one of the ringleaders of the riot that led to the burning of downtown Nuku’alofa on November 16, 2006. His friend and No. 2 People’s Representative, ‘Isileli Pulu, is still in police custody, charged with sedition. See... Tonga: Akilisi Pohiva Detained Over 16/11
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Scoop Video.Scoop Video Hated & Loathed, Scoop IV's Clive Edwards

  • NiuFM -Pohiva: 'They Tried To Charge Me With Murder'
  • Pacific Media Watch - Akilisi Says Truth Behind Riot Will Come Out
  • Scoop Feature - Tonga Faces Crossroad
  • Greens - NZ must protest arrest of pro-democracy leader
    Manuakau City Assistance:
  • Jami-Lee Ross - Manukau Mayor Out of Line on Tonga Decision
  • Manukau City Council - Assistance to Tonga will not negatively impact
  • Sua William Sio - Otara Councillor Supports Rebuilding of Tonga
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