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Synonyms for detention

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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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.
TEHRAN (FNA)- There are now 540 Palestinians being held in administrative detention, the highest number since 2008, a prisoner rights group said.
An Amnesty spokesman said, "Over the past year, Amnesty International India has received numerous reports of detentions in Jammu and Kashmir that "violate the right to liberty.
HUNDREDS of Huddersfield children were given detention - for forgetting items like rubbers and sharpeners.
The Obama administration should revise its detention policies in Afghanistan to make them consistent with international law, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, and Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.
In these situations, consular officers, if notified of the detention, can provide their citizens with vital support, such as "attempting to ensure that they receive a fair and speedy trial with benefit of counsel; visiting them in prison to ensure that they are receiving humane treatment; and facilitating communications with their families.
The second ground for impeachment is Bush's illegal detentions, in the United States and abroad.
My host on these visits was an inmate named Mark Joseph, a 30-year-old Haitian-American man who had shuttled through jail and detention prisons for 11 years.
In a citation of Korematsu, O'Connor quoted not the majority that upheld the military detentions but the dissenting opinion of Justice Frank Murphy: "Like other claims conflicting with the asserted constitutional rights of the individuals, the military claim must subject itself to the judicial process of having its reasonableness determined and its conflicts with other interests reconciled.
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.
Our goal at ABS has always been to have zero class-related detentions.
During that month, the Israeli military carried out a campaign of mass detentions in the territories, holding over 1,000 Palestinian men in a week and etching ID numbers in ink on some detainees' arms.
Consular Notification and Access Reference Card: Instructions for Arrests and Detentions of Foreign Nationals (February 1998).
Immigrants and communities of color have faced the brunt of hate crimes, raids, and detentions since 9/11.