Outpouring of grief after alleged murder of leading Tongan LGBTQI activist

Outpouring of grief after alleged murder of leading Tongan LGBTQI activist

The Guardian

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Police have charged a man for the killing of Polikalepo Kefu, a lifelong advocate for the queer community across the Pacific

Police in Tonga are investigating the death of one of the country’s leading LGBTQI+ activists after his body was found on a beach near his home in Tongatapu, Tonga’s main island.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Polikalepo Kefu, 41. Kefu, who was affectionately known as “Poli”, was the president of Tonga Leitis Association, an organisation dedicated to the country’s LGBTQ+ communities, providing support services, advocacy, and education on HIV-Aids.

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