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- n. A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.
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- n. someone who is detained, especially in custody or confinement
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- n. some held in custody
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Nick Danger and I are trying to sort out how and if the determining of a detainee's status could be done; I suggested using the term detainee as a broad category rather than POW.
Is it only a war zone for constitutional suspension clause purposes if the detainee is accused of being involved with the localized conflict (this would follow with Eisentrager too)?
Finally, based on their track records to date, I do believe that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals reasonably attempt to determine whether the detainee is a lawful enemy combatant, unlawful enemy combatant or civilian
I think HGilbert arrived with Anne at the important turns in the government's pursuit in the 4th court of an alient "student"; as the Rasul Scotus certification addresses and somewhat supersedes Eisentrager with respect to where the detainee is apprehended.
Just like the word detainee fails to do justice to imprisonment without trial, the positive connotations of the word "preventive" obscure that it's not only illegal, but in duplicate.
After the Abu Ghraib scandal broke, I talked to the Warrant Officer who was in charge of the Cage (what everyone called the detainee holding facility) where I witnessed detainee abuse.
Replace the word detainee with "Pledge Boy Dillhole."
Many of those losses were because the only evidence against the detainee was a coerced confession or statements from other prisoners who'd been tortured.
For example, the guards and interrogators did their best to try to break a detainee who was a fourth level black belt karate expert and another detainee who was a former boxer.
It ruled that pressure and a measure of discomfort are legitimate interrogation side-effects provided they're not used to break a detainee's spirit.