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de·tain·ee

 (dē′tā-nē′, dĭ-tā′-)
n.
A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.

de•tain•ee

(dɪˈteɪ ni, ˌdi teɪˈni)

n.
a person held in custody, esp. for a political offense or for questioning.
[1925–30]

detainee

A term used to refer to any person captured or otherwise detained by an armed force.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detainee - some held in custody
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

detainee

noun prisoner, captive, hostage, internee The detainee was held without charge.
Translations
الشَّخْص المَوْقوف
zadržená osoba
tilbageholdt
őrizetes
fangi
zadržaná osoba

detainee

[ˌdiːteɪˈniː] Ndetenido/a m/f

detainee

[ˌdiːteɪˈniː] ndétenu(e) m/f

detainee

nHäftling m

detainee

[ˌdiːteɪˈniː] ndetenuto/a

detain

(diˈtein) verb
1. to hold back and delay. I won't detain you – I can see you're in a hurry.
2. (of the police etc) to keep under guard. Three suspects were detained at the police station.
ˌdetaiˈnee noun
a person who is detained (by the police etc).
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and international law which included the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005.
Congress enacted The Detainee Treatment Act (in 2005) and the Military Commissions Act (in 2006), which established military tribunals as a means of disposing of the cases of some of the Gitmo detainees.
In a 2007 memo, Bradbury attempted to justify similar techniques even after Congress passed the Detainee Treatment Act to prohibit cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
He explores the communicative process that led to the introduction and political legitimation of the term and the consequent detainee treatment.
In 2005, Congress approved the Detainee Treatment Act, which banned military interrogators - but not intelligence agencies such as the CIA - from engaging in torture.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The US government has been trying to prevent the release of a trove of photos of detainee treatment after reports of abuses as US-run facilities like the notorious Abu Ghraib prison made headlines starting in 2003.
Congress reacts by passing the Detainee Treatment Act to prohibit cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of any prisoner.
treatment prohibited by section 1003 of the Detainee Treatment Act of
The Washington Think Tank Constitutional Project's blue ribbon Task Force extensively examined the Detainee Treatment since the 9/11 attacks.
It is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture," the bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment, assembled by the nonpartisan Constitution Project think tank, said in a 577-page report, Xinhua reported.
Detainee Treatment Act and the Military Commissions Act
Based on concerns over detainee treatment at certain Afghan detention facilities, ISAF suspended the transfer of detainees to these facilities," spokesman James Graybeal said in a written response to questions.