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false imprisonment,

complete restraint upon a person's liberty of movement without legal justification. Actual physical contact is not necessary; a show of authority or a threat of force is sufficient. The person falsely imprisoned may sue the offender for damages. The suit would be brought against officials improperly issuing warrants for arrest and against private persons for any illegal total restraint of liberty. Release from such illegal restraint may be had through a habeas corpushabeas corpus
[Lat.,=you should have the body], writ directed by a judge to some person who is detaining another, commanding him to bring the body of the person in his custody at a specified time to a specified place for a specified purpose.
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 proceeding. See kidnappingkidnapping,
in law, the taking away of a person by force, threat, or deceit, with intent to cause him to be detained against his will. Kidnapping may be done for ransom or for political or other purposes.
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Owen, 22, of Paul McCartney Way, Kensington, and Colecozy, 23, of no fixed address, deny false imprisonment,murder and assisting an offender.
Clarke also entered a not guilty plea to another charge of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit false imprisonment, which was accepted by the prosecution.
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Black's Law Dictionary (6th edition) defines the tort of false imprisonment as "the nonconsensual, intentional confinement of a person, without lawful privilege, for an appreciable length of time, however short .
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Ali, 27, of Moorfield Road, Fartown, is also accused of assault and false imprisonment.
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He admitted six charges of false imprisonment, one of kidnap, one of rape and one of assault.
London, Jan 16 (ANI): British singer Boy George's decision not to take to the witness stand in his false imprisonment trial was to spare his mum any further heartache, according to the star's brother.