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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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The 31-year-old detainee intentionally set his mattress on fire at the police detention centre where he was being held in April 2014, thus putting the lives of other detainees at risk.
Subhi, born in the detention centre, lives there with his mother and sister as part of a larger community of Rohingya families displaced from their homeland, Burma.
Since the opening of the Detention Centre, there have never been that many foreigners residing in Bulgaria illegally.
Reliable source told Sudan Tribune that gunmen on a four-wheel drive vehicle broke into the detention centre and freed several prisoners in various counts.
The complaint said that the detainees at the Dry Dock Detention Centre were not receiving winter clothes sent to them by their families," said Ombudsman spokesman Fahad Binali.
Before coming to mainland Australia's detention centre, the asylum seekers were held in windowless rooms on the high seas for nearly a month.
Durham Police re-opened a probe into Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett, County Durham, last autumn after revelations of abuse in the late 1970s and early 1980s came to light in 2003.
Talking to Media Thursday, chairperson of Defence Human Rights Amna Masud Janjua said that SC had assigned the responsibility to Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Tariq Khokhar to arrange the meeting of their relatives with the persons about whom it has been learnt that they are held in 7 detention centers including Lakki Murwat detention centre.
A Court of First Instance bench, presided over by Judge Maher Salama Al Mahdi, also fined the two inmates Dh100,000 to repay for the damage they inflicted on the Al Qusais detention centre in December 2009.
On April 22 it succeeded in releasing 55 Somali and Eritrean women in vulnerable conditions from Zliten detention centre.
Following last night's alarming look at life inside immigration detention centres on ABC TV's Four Corners, key health and mental health organisations and mental health advocates are demanding the Government urgently review the standards of mental health care in all immigration detention centres.
Summary: Angry asylum-seekers who torched an immigration detention centre in Sydney have been protesting on roof tops.