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the state of being detained by legal authority

Synonyms for detention

a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home

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ISLAMABAD -- The High Court in Indian occupied Kashmir has quashed the detention order under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), issued against Hurriyat leaders, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Assadullah Parray, besides four other detainees and directed the puppet authorities to release them forthwith.
In the past one month, the High Court has quashed more than 30 PSA detentions because of lacunae in police dossiers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hassan Yousif, a senior leader of the Palestinian Hamas movement and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in the occupied West Bank, was released from Israeli prison, after spending nearly two years in administrative detention, a widely condemned policy of detention without charge or trial.
401 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are boycottingmilitary courts in protest of the inhumane Israeli policy of administrative detention, which violates international humanitarian law and enables the Israeli government to detain Palestinians indefinitely without trial.
Another example is that before the September 11 national security detentions, Guantanamo Bay's military base served as an immigration detention center for Haitian migrants fleeing political unrest.
As we explain more fully below, the Fourth Circuit ultimately confirmed both detentions, but without establishing a conclusive test for determining which persons arrested within the United States are subject to detention under AUMF authority.
It's unnecessary to give out detentions for something silly like forgetting a sharpener or a ruler.
In particular, they asked the US and Afghanistan to enter into a public agreement that spells out grounds and procedures for US detentions that are consistent with international and Afghan law.
The Department of State, therefore, does not consider brief routine detentions such as for traffic violations or accident investigations to be the type of situation contemplated by the [Vienna Convention].
He has done so in four key areas: in the Iraq War, in detentions here at home and abroad, in the torture scandal, and in the NSA warrantless spying program.
The significance of the post-September 11 period--the round-ups, secret detentions, registration of Muslim males and raids within immigrant communities--all of the new policies and practices of the war on terror take on deeper meaning when considered against the backdrop of immigration and race politics within the last two decades.
According to the court, a reasonable official would know that detentions of less than 38 days violated a state criminal procedural rule and the constitutional rights of the arrestee.
Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe opined in a July 1 Wall Street Journal op-ed that "the transparency these opinions demand as a hallmark of defensible detention could not be further from the spirit of secrecy that the administration's briefs and arguments insist is an indispensable element of intelligence-gathering detentions.
Further, there is no indication in the opinion that existing domestic and international law regarding detentions will be followed.
With an average of one killing, at least 10 shooting injuries, and dozens of physical assaults a day, to say nothing of the mass detentions, systematic collective punishments, widespread closure of Palestinian institutions, and breakdown of the military administration, and the added factor of one crisis after another, the very concept of pursuing individual cases for purposes of intervention with the Israeli authorities had become superfluous.