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Should the man who was unlawfully detained be compensated?


Neville Matalasi, 37, Vaimoso

I think the Government should give him money because of all the years he was still in prison. Five years is a long time so the Government should do something. He should have been kept up to date about when he should have been released.


Pana Johnston, 40, Lalomanu

The court system should be updated every day, not only that but also the police. They should check the files and everything. It has now been five years. He should be given compensation, well if its five years now, then we're looking at one million. This is a wake-up call, not only for the court but the police as well because they should check their files as well.


Iosefa Leatigaga, 28, Lotofaga

He has been in prison for a long time and he has just found out he was supposed to be released a long time ago. Our Government should give him a gift because of what happened as it is the police officer's fault so the Government should do something. They should give him assistance such as money because what he went through was not easy.


Christina Leatigaga, 25, Lotofaga

The police should have checked everything like the time he was supposed to be released. If it was five years then he should be given a thousand every month for one year.


Peaoe Lui, 49, Fagaloa

The greatest reward is from God. He has been in prison for a long time and the fault is from where he was detained. They should have looked into when he should be released but now he has spent more time in prison.


Simalu Feo, 48, Fagaloa

I don't know what the Government could do for him because he should have been released a long time ago. The greatest reward is from God.

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