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detention centre

a place where persons (typically asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, or people awaiting trial) may be detained for short periods by order of a court
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We know that they have quilts, but those will not help them as most detention centres are in open areas and close to sea, which is exposed and will be colder than other areas.
However, he warned the 157 Tamils may be subjected to indefinite detention on detention centres in Manus Island or Nauru.
Medomsley Detention Centre made headlines in 2003 when two men who once worked there were prosecuted.
Children of Rana Muhammad Amir wanted to meet his father before Eid and they will not be able to do so due to lack of interest of administration of detention centre.
The UNHCR in Libya said in its April update that it welcomes the positive collaboration with the 'Department of Combating Illegal Migration' (DCIM) under the Ministry of the Interior to facilitate the regular protection monitoring visits and the registration of persons of concerns in detention centres throughout the country.
According to court records, the duo and two other inmates, three Emiratis and one Iranian, whose ages range from 23 to 29, are believed to have started a fire at the Al Qusais detention centre, endangering the lives of 65 inmates.
Nine people detained pending trial at the Dry Dock Detention Centre escaped," the head of the Reformation and Rehabilitation Directorate said.
They know that the Government doesn't move unless they are enforced to do so," refugee advocate Jamal Daoud, who spoke to the men via mobile phone, told reporters outside the detention centre.
The ICRC resumed its visits of detention centres in Tunisia to "assess the treatment and living conditions of detainees," the ICRC said in a communique.
The detention centre there lacks the support available to those detained on the mainland, Alex Bainbridge, a member of the Refugee Rights Action Network in Perth, West Australia, told Al Jazeera.
Police are searching for 16 detainees who fled the Campsfield House Immigration Detention Centre, in Oxfordshire, on Saturday night.
A spokeswoman for the department confirmed last night the 26 men had all served their sentences and were awaiting deportation at Campsfield House Immigration Detention Centre in Oxfordshire.