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  • noundetention
  • noundelay

synonyms for detainment

  • confinement
  • custody
  • hold
  • holding
  • imprisonment

antonyms for detainment

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  • freedom
  • liberation
  • liberty
  • release
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    Diplomats and foreign journalists who have visited the region almost universally report being repeatedly detained by authorities and blocked from approaching areas where camps are located.
    APPLE IS LOBBYING AGAINST A BILL AIMED AT STOPPING FORCED LABOR IN CHINAREED ALBERGOTTINOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    He stopped attending classes for several weeks last year when he thought his mother might need expensive medical treatment in Guatemala, and again when his father wound up briefly detained in immigration custody.
    INSIDE THE LIVES OF IMMIGRANT TEENS WORKING DANGEROUS NIGHT SHIFTS IN SUBURBAN FACTORIESBY MELISSA SANCHEZNOVEMBER 19, 2020PROPUBLICA
    The protesters, who were arrested while chalking on the street, were released an hour after they were detained.
    ANTIABORTION GROUPS SUE D.C. AFTER ARRESTS FOR CHALKING IN FRONT OF PLANNED PARENTHOODEMILY DAVIESNOVEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    It also found that people detained there receive inadequate mental health treatment, medical care and are often denied needed dental care.
    MORNING REPORT: BEISER UNLIKELY TO LEAVE BOARD, DESPITE NEW REMOVAL PROCESSVOICE OF SAN DIEGONOVEMBER 18, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    The clinics can’t detain you, but you should cancel all travel plans and self-isolate as soon as possible.
    HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING A CORONAVIRUS TEST AT THE AIRPORTANDREA SACHSNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Authorities in the western province of Xinjiang, for example, have deployed widespread surveillance systems to collect facial recognition, smartphone, and other tracking data to monitor and detain members of the region’s minority Uighur population.
    THE WORLD’S LARGEST SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IS GROWING—AND SO IS THE BACKLASHGRADY MCGREGORNOVEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
    After Eduardo, a teenager from Guatemala, and his two younger cousins were detained while crossing into Arizona last year, Border Patrol officials accused him of trafficking the children, he said.
    UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN SUFFER ‘INHUMANE AND CRUEL EXPERIENCE’ IN CBP CUSTODY, REPORT ALLEGESTEO ARMUSOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    It is unclear how far the actions of the security personnel went — or whether they even had authority to detain Turner.
    MLB INVESTIGATING AFTER JUSTIN TURNER ‘REFUSED TO COMPLY’ WITH OFFICIALS DURING CELEBRATIONDAVE SHEININ, JESSE DOUGHERTYOCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Obianuju Iloanya’s brother Chijioke has not been seen since he was detained eight years ago by a Nigerian police unit notorious for its brutality.
    WHY NIGERIA’S YOUTH WON’T STOP PROTESTINGCHARU KASTURIOCTOBER 16, 2020OZY
    San Diego police records show 70 percent were detained for unlawful assembly violations, but four months later, no one from those initial protests has been charged – and the odds they ever will are getting smaller.
    NO UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY CHARGES SO FAR FOLLOWING DOZENS OF ARRESTSBRITTANY CRUZ-FEJERAN AND ASHLY MCGLONEOCTOBER 12, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
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    WORDS RELATED TO DETAINMENT

    • apprehension
    • arrest
    • arrestation
    • bust
    • custody
    • delay
    • detainment
    • hindrance
    • holding back
    • holding pen
    • immurement
    • impediment
    • incarceration
    • internment
    • keeping in
    • nab
    • pen
    • pickup
    • pinch
    • quarantine
    • restraint
    • retention
    • time up the river
    • withholding
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