The Dominion Post

Advocate’s killing shocks


The brutal killing of a human rights advocate in Tonga has sent shock waves throughout the wider community. Polikalepo Kefu was known for his work with Tonga’s Red Cross, the local media associatio­n, and as a voice for youth. He was also president of the local LGBTQI+ rights group , who want to make sure his death is not brushed under the carpet. Polikalepo Kefu, or Poli, was as a shining star in the Pacific, and globally, who will be remembered and cherished for his dedication to equality for all. Kefu’s battered body was found in the early hours of Saturday morning near his home on Tonga’s main island. –

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