false arrest

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false arrest

n.
1. Physical restraint of a person under asserted legal authority but in violation of criminal or constitutional law.
2. The tort of unlawful physical restraint of a person.

false′ arrest′


n.
an arrest that is unauthorized by law.
[1925–30]

false arrest

An arrest of a person that is unjustified or against the law.
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Aquino said intelligence reports had linked them to a series of unlawful arrest and extortion activities in Batangas and Cavite.
Former tehsil nazim Makhdoom Samiul Hassan Gillani said that if prime minister is answerable then no one is above the law, corrupt people should be put to accountability while unlawful arrest should not be made.
In particular, the letter provided details of the case of the unlawful arrest, transfer and detention of 16 year-old girl Ahed Tamimi during a raid of her home in Nabi Saleh, on 19 December in violation of the Conventions on the Rights of the Child and against Torture, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Fourth Geneva Convention and amounting to crimes under the Rome Statute.
In particular, the letter provided details of the case of the unlawful arrest, transfer and detention of 16 year-old girl, Ahed Tamimi during a raid of her home in Nabi Saleh, on 19 December in violation of the Conventions on the Rights of the Child and against Torture, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Fourth Geneva Convention and amounting to crimes under the Rome Statute.
Essex Police can now appeal last year's finding that Barrymore is due "more than nominal" damages after an unlawful arrest on suspicion of murdering Stuart Lubbock.
The UN Secretary-General, in a report on South Sudan, said while the large majority of violations were related to restrictions on the movement of UNMISS members (both civilian and military) by land and water, there were incidents of harassments, unlawful arrest, and detention, illegal searches of property, illegal entry into UN premises and interferences with the implementation of the mission's mandate.
That officer was not present at the time of the unlawful arrest, said the judge, adding: "If Mr Parker had not been unlawfully arrested as and when he was, he would have been unlawfully arrested by one of a number of other police officers who were at the scene.
He said that he once, did not allow unlawful arrest of Nawab Wasan in a raid during the National Assembly's proceedings.
Meanwhile, local citizens, members of the civil societies and ulema have strongly condemned the unlawful arrest of ex-District nazim Col (R) Malik Ali Ahmad Awan on the orders of DPO Hafizabad.
It also asks the Working Group to ensure that the Egyptian government investigates and holds accountable all persons responsible for the unlawful arrest, continued detention, and mistreatment of Hussein, and award him compensation for the violations he has endured as a result of his unlawful arrest.
The lawyer of Sharjeel submitted that his client was desperate to turn up before the accountability court and face the enquiries but he was apprehensive about his unlawful arrest in other false and fabricated cases.
There were a total of 62 allegations against the officers who subsequently quit that also included harassment, discriminatory behaviour and unlawful arrest or detention.