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detention

di ten shuhn

  • n  a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    his detention was politically motivated
  • n  a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
    the detention of tardy pupils

  • PTI photographer Steve Liss travels to a juvenile detention center in Laredo, Texas, and meets with the children incarcerated inside.
  • A federal court upholds their release from 14 detention camps "Viktoua net! Complete victory! They are going to free you! They have to free you!" Marc.
  • Photographer Yuri Kozyrev gets a rare glimpse into a crowded Iraqi detention center.
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  • David Miliband in Voice of America
    The United Kingdom is deeply concerned at the arrest and, in some cases, continued detention of some of our hard-working locally engaged staff in Tehran,Miliband said. "This is harassment and intimidation of a kind which is quite...
  • Michael Mukasey in International Herald Tribune
    I'm disappointed with the decision, in so far as I understand that it will result in hundreds of actions challenging the detention of enemy combatants to be moved to federal district court,Mukasey said at a Group of Eight meeting of justice...
  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    Officially, Obama said in a statement that he was "deeply concerned by reports coming out of Honduras regarding the detention and expulsion of President Mel Zelaya."

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