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Scoop Video: Tonga – Aftermath of Black Thursday

Published: Mon 22 Jan 2007 08:53 PM
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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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.


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 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 OutScoop Feature - Tonga Faces CrossroadGreens - NZ must protest arrest of pro-democracy leader
Manuakau City Assistance:Jami-Lee Ross - Manukau Mayor Out of Line on Tonga DecisionManukau City Council - Assistance to Tonga will not negatively impactSua William Sio - Otara Councillor Supports Rebuilding of Tonga
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