ghost prisoner


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ghost prisoner

n
(Law) informal a prisoner, esp one held in US military captivity, whose detention is not publicly acknowledged
References in classic literature ?
Madame," replied the marechal, "I have left three men on the Pont Neuf, four at the Halle, six at the corner of the Rue de l'Arbre-Sec and two at the door of your palace -- fifteen in all.
Ilgen, Halle, 1796 (with "Epigrams" and the "Battle of the Frogs and Mice").
Sanchez and other senior officers, and he pledged to investigate the ghost prisoner affair.
She said that CIA torture cells were also replete with prisoners from other Muslim countries, as CIA had also admitted that they had quite a few ghost prisoners still with them.
We will eventually reunite these ghost prisoners with their human rights.
There is a vague similarity between the situation of these ghost prisoners and the legally problematic premise of the 1999 movie Double Jeopardy: A woman is condemned for killing her husband and paroled after serving seven years of her term; she soon discovers that he is still alive--and that she can now kill him with impunity since one can't be tried twice for the same crime.