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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 case of maintaining house arrest orders under the state of emergency, this measure must be applied only for finite periods, delivering a written copy of the decision, and make it subject to meaningful challenge and judicial review, the same report reads.
To be legitimate, exceptional measures such as house arrest need to be subject to appeal and time limits.
Western powers and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have repeatedly urged Tehran to release them from house arrest and Iranian reformists have echoed those appeals.
Since then the authorities have released Fatemeh Karroubi from house arrest, but increased the restrictions on the remaining three, the paper said.
Garza said there are already about 1,500 people under house arrest in the county.
Sheriff's officials prefer house arrest over alternative work-release programs because it allows for better monitoring.
Since then police never produced any legal justification for this illegal house arrest process and they never explained that under which act or section of the law is Syed Ali Gilani being imprisoned in his house.
As of Tuesday, November 12, the three had spent 1,000 days under house arrest without charge or trial.
The matter ended up before the SCJN following an appeal by a group of Chihuahua state legislators, which questioned the legality of house arrest under the Mexican Constitution.
If Tunisian authorities continue to impose house arrest orders under the state of emergency, they should do so only for finite periods, deliver a written copy of the decision, and make it subject to meaningful challenge and judicial review," it said in a report released Monday.