Opponents of the regime had been subject to arbitrary detention.


If found guilty, she could face indefinite detention.

incommunicado (esp. AmE)

Suspects were placed in preventive detention.

be in, remain in

147 of the illegal immigrants remain in detention.

hold sb in, place sb in, sentence sb to

He was held in detention from 1991 to 2001.

They were sentenced to 12 months' detention.


Only Congress can authorize such detentions.

be subject to, face
release sb from

Prisoners have the right to challenge their detentions.


Lawyers argued that she should be allowed to serve her detention in her home country.


Any student caught smoking would be given detention immediately.

be sent to (AmE), go to (AmE), have

My first day of school, and I have detention.

camp, centre/center, facility
area, cell, hall, room
operations (esp. AmE)
in detention

She spent 18 years in detention.

under detention

He made the confession while under detention.

a period of detention, a term of detention

The judge will set the period of detention.

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