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house arrest

confinement to one's own home

House Arrest


one of the forms of restriction of personal freedom in which the detainee is confined to his home, with or without a guard. Soviet criminal law does not provide for house arrest.

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In response, the Attorney General's office ordered the preventive house arrest against Londono and Ochoa and asked the Banking Superintendence to suspend the two individuals from their activities at the bank.
Four years of house arrest without charges is a blatant violation of international law," said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI).
Syed Ali Gilani said that over 300 pro-freedom leaders and activists had been either detained in jails and police stations or placed under house arrest so that they could not reach out to the people.
Geelani, Akbar said, was put under house arrest some three years ago.
Chen's older brother, Chen Gangfu, was reportedly tortured after he escaped house arrest.
Lohan, who had been sentenced to four months behind bars after she pleaded no contest to stealing a EUR1,800 necklace, escaped jail because of the severe overcrowding issues and the fact she's a non-violent offender she was eligible for house arrest.
President General Pervez Musharraf lifted her house arrest and insisted he only imposed emergency rule to help fight Islamic extremists near the Afghan border.
Kaunda's lawyers said yesterday that the state was trying to pre-empt an application to force Kaunda's release from house arrest by charging him without evidence.
Leonard pleaded no contest to the 102 counts and was sentenced to up to 12 months house arrest and 24 months probation.
Former President Muhammad Khatami has called for the release of political prisoners and urged an end to house arrest for two leaders who alleged fraud after the 2009 election.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The imprisoned leader of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Eucalan, has made demands to be released and placed under house arrest and for the government to pass new laws that will pave the way for the autonomy of Kurds in Turkey.