incommunicado incommunicado  /ˌɪn kə ˌmju nə ˈkɑ doʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) without the means or right to communicate

Usage(s):

  1. He remained incommunicado, but his wife told the Boston Globe that he was taking Lewis' death very hard.
  2. They argue he has been held for more than six years, virtually incommunicado and without charges or access to a fair means to challenge his imprisonment.
  3. His lawyer, Mo Shaoping, says Liu is still being held incommunicado over a week later, and police have not revealed his whereabouts.

News

  1. Top Democrats to meet Monday on pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — Mike Madigan has spoken. The powerful House speaker and Gov. Pat Quinn finally connected Friday after going much of the week incommunicado following Madigan’s snub of a Tuesday meeting with Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) to talk pensions. The upshot is the three Democratic leaders have all agreed to sit in the same place on Monday to see if a deal can’t be ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. Gov. Quinn’s call finally goes through — and Madigan agrees to talk pensions Monday

    SPRINGFIELD — Mike Madigan has spoken. The powerful House speaker and Gov. Pat Quinn finally connected Friday after going much of the week incommunicado following Madigan’s snub of a Tuesday meeting with Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) to talk pensions. The upshot is the three Democratic leaders have all agreed to sit in the same place on Monday to see if a deal can’t be ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Quotes

  1. "It would appear that the accused were only given access to lawyers after the trials began; confessions were obtained while the accused were held incommunicado and in the absence of legal counsel, and the court did not investigate allegations of ill...
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: Ashraf Qazi Source: Reuters

  2. Arbour said that "the reported existence of secret detention centers where suspects are held incommunicado is ...... of grave concern."
    on Jun 23, 2006 By: Louise Arbour Source: USA Today

  3. "In the period under review, there have been widespread allegations of arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, incommunicado detention and serious violations of the right to fair trial," Samar said in her latest annual report covering two...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Sima Samar Source: Reuters South Africa

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