in absentia

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in ab·sen·tia

 (ĭn ăb-sĕn′shə, -shē-ə)
adv. Abbr. i.a.
While or although not present; in absence: was tried and convicted in absentia.

[Latin in absentiā : in, in + absentiā, ablative of absentia, absence.]

in absentia

(ɪn æbˈsɛntɪə)
in the absence of (someone indicated): he was condemned in absentia.

in ab•sen•tia

(ɪn æbˈsɛn ʃə, -ʃi ə)

adv. Latin.
in absence.

in absentia

A Latin phrase meaning in someone’s absence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: absentia - while absent; although absent; "he was sentenced in absentia"

in absentia

[ˈinæbˈsentɪə] ADVin absentia
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Ex-governor Chhouk Bandith of Bavet town, convicted in abstentia in 2013, turned himself into police Saturday after more than two years on the run.
If she does not return to Bahrain for the court date, the government will presumably try her in abstentia, leaving her in a situation of de facto political exile.
Of course, a major practical limitation for criminal UJ is obtaining custody over the world's war criminals and genocidaires, at least for nations that do not allow for trials in abstentia.
NNA - Hussein Oneissi's Defence Attorney, Vincent Corsi Labrousse, said on Monday that the STL's prime goal was to reach the whole truth, refusing scenrios deeming Oneissi guilty for the mere fact that he's being tried in abstentia.
Les 4 accuses, Mustapha Badredine, Salim Ayache, Hussein Oneissi et Hassan Sabra, poursuivis pour actes de terrorisme, complot et homicide, seront juges in abstentia.
Le Monde wrote that at a time of boosting ties between France and Libya, Bull CEO Philippe Vannier was invited for a meeting with Libya's head of intelligence and Kadhafi's cousin, Abdallah Senoussi, who was condemned to a life prison term in abstentia by a French court in 1997 over the shooting down of a UTA passenger flight in 1989.
Le chef du bureau de la defense Francois Roux a de son cote souligne que "les proces in abstentia pourraient etre un progres pour la justice internationale".
The Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Judge Daniel Bellemare has said that it is still too early to kick start the abstentia trials of the four Hizbullah men indicted in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Wednesday.
Having already been convicted of drug trafficking in abstentia, he was summarily sentenced to 40 years in jail.
not try any suspect in abstentia (Article 63 of the ICC Statute),
26) But even if a person is found to have been "in abstentia," reopening is an option under "exceptional circumstances," defined as those beyond the immigrant's control and exemplified in the statute by "battery or extreme cruelty" or "serious illness" befalling an immigrant or her immediate family, and by no "less compelling circumstances.
Lebanon's military court sentenced in abstentia the head of the fundamentalist group Fatah Islam, Osama Amine Chehabi to life in prison.