detainee

[ UK /dɪtˈe‍ɪniː/ ]
[ US /ˌditeɪˈni/ ]
NOUN
  1. some held in custody
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How To Use detainee In A Sentence

  • They described ‘torture techniques’ and claimed that detainees had been forced into painful positions for 18 to 24 hours at a time or left to foul themselves.
  • Prisons overbook for the same reason holiday camps do: to compensate for the inevitable number of detainees who fail to show up for confirmed reservations for one reason or another, or those who escape. Welsh prisons overbooked
  • The accounts have been based not only on the word of detainees, but of prison guards, translators, FBI agents and others.
  • Is it only a war zone for constitutional suspension clause purposes if the detainee is accused of being involved with the localized conflict (this would follow with Eisentrager too)? The Volokh Conspiracy » No Habeas Jurisdiction Over Bagram Air Force Base
  • Torture of political detainees became widespread and systematic after the assassination of President Sadat in October 1981.
  • Former detainees still campaigning for justice have also been singled out. Times, Sunday Times
  • The transfer could be the first of so-called high-level detainees - the five under consideration have been on a 2009 list of 48 determined by the administration to be "too dangerous to release," administration officials testified this week. News - latimes.com
  • Most of the detainees have been arrested on suspicion of illegal stay.
  • Stacy Sullivan, another counterterrorism adviser with Human Rights Watch, said the Military Commissions Act is unclear on what happens if a guilty plea is allegedly coerced from a detainee. Complete Disorder | ATTACKERMAN
  • Previously, detainees have been hit or tortured during questioning, villagers say.
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