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house arrest

confinement to one's own home
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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At the criminal court, an accused in police custody can apply for being placed under house arrest as an alternative to bail.
APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani is under continued house arrest at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar since 2010 while the authorities have also placed Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza under house detention in Islamabad town.
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Caption: DETAINED--From left, former Prime Minister Mir-Hossain Musavi, his wife Zahra Rahnavard, and former Majlis Speaker Mehdi Karrubi have been under house arrest for seven years now.
Other leaders including Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, Bilal Ahmad Sidiqui and Zafar Akbar Butt have been placed under house arrest.
Saeed was released last year after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected the government's request seeking a further extension in his house arrest. The review board of the court said there was not sufficient evidence to keep the JuD chief under house arrest.
He appealed at the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court which upheld the original verdict yesterday but instead placed him under house arrest.
Lahore: The Pakistan government on Tuesday sought the extension of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's detention under the public safety law, two days after withdrawing its application to prolong his house arrest under the anti-terrorism law.
Govt withdraws his detention request under anti-terror lawLAHORE: The Punjab government on Saturday withdrew its request for extending the detention of banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four others under the anti-terrorism law.However, the JuD chief and his four aides will remain under house arrest under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance (MPO) 1960.An official of Punjab government told a three-member federal judicial review board headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan of the Supreme Court that the government did not require the extension of Saeed and his four accomplices' detention anymore under the anti-terrorism law.
STATHIS Kittis, former board chairman of the state-owned telecoms company Cyta, who was jailed over the Dromolaxia scandal, will serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest due to medical reasons, it emerged on Friday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, revealed that dethroned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef who was forced to resign and placed under house arrest by the king's son several months ago has been moved to an unknown place.
After a closed session on July 18, the Bourgas District Court placed under house arrest the Swedish Ralf Sundberg, who kicked a maid in the head.