citizens arrest

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cit′izen's arrest′

an arrest made by a private citizen whose authority derives from the fact of citizenship.
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ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST IT may be 31 years old, but the story of a man-turned-supercop still resonates.
and enforced a citizens arrest due to his refusal to return his city government-issued Toyota Hilux.
CONTROVERSIAL VISIT: Tony Blair arrives for the book signing and (left) Kate O'Sullivan, who attempted to make a citizens arrest on the former prime minister.
But they were stunned when they got the telling off for making a citizens arrest as security mangers were terrified the thief could sue them for hurting him on the site.
The website also offers advice for those who have not carried out a citizens arrest in the past.
HAVE people forgotten they have the power of a citizens arrest?
The ministry also requested the European Union to safeguard the human rights of Taiwanese citizens arrested in its member countries, MOFA said.
Interior Ministry Spokesman Major General Saad Maan said in a statement that the office of the fight against criminality in Makhmour and on the basis of accurate information and cooperation of citizens arrested two of the accused in the promotion of narcotic pills and psychotropic substances, and seized in their possession, inside the vehicle they were traveling, a quantity of material of crystal and cannabis and 119 narcotic pills with a glass machine used to abuse drugs.
This has brought the total number of German citizens arrested in Turkey for "political reasons" down to 11.
"I wanted to keep up the pressure in terms of people conducting citizens arrests [on Mr Blair] around the world," Grundy added, claiming that the attempted arrest was supported by Hong Kong law and based on alleged violations of the Nuremburg Principles, the UN Charter and the Geneva Convention.
SARGODHA, March 31, 2010 (Balochistan Times) The case in respect of 5 US citizens arrested under the charges of terrorism has come up for hearing in Anti Terrorism Court led by judge Mian Anwar Nazir in district jail here Wednesday under stringent security measures.
Summary: US citizens arrested under suspicion of trying to take 33 children out of Haiti are due before a judge shortly.

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