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confinement to your own home
The situation where a person is confined, by the authorities, to his or her residence, possibly with travel allowed but restricted. Used as a lenient alternative to prison time.
In justice and law, house arrest is a measure by which a person is confined by the authorities to a certain residence. Travel is usually restricted, if allowed at all. House arrest is a lenient alternative to prison time or juvenile-detention time. While house arrest can be applied to criminal cases when prison does not seem an appropriate measure, the term is often applied to the use of house confinement as a measure of repression by authoritarian governments against political dissidents. In that case, typically, the person under house arrest does not have access to any means of communication. If electronic communication is allowed, conversations will most likely be monitored. With certain units, the conversations of criminals can be directly monitored via the unit itself.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
These 24 people have been placed under house arrest because they have been violent during demonstrations in the past and because they have said they would not respect the state of emergency.
Lifting the house arrest might increase the capabilities of the reformists and other groups and strengthen their hand in the elections, they don’t want to create a situation where the hardliners will have a greater loss.
The political risks are great. The hardliners still control parliament. They control the security and intelligence forces. They control the apparatus which has been instrumental in keeping these individuals under house arrest.
Government officials have publicly talked about their efforts regarding ending Mousavi and Karoubi's house arrest. But we don't know what exactly it means, neither publicly nor privately have we received any details about the steps taken. And obviously they have failed.
The problem isn't in selecting a new president ... but it's tied to the militias' control of the capital and on decision-making, so any new president will be at the mercy of these militias who are still holding Hadi, the prime minister and a number of officials under house arrest.
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- σύλληψη σπιτιώνGreek
- arraigo domiciliario, detención de la casa, arresto domiciliarioSpanish
- résidence surveillée, assignation à résidenceFrench
- házi őrizetHungarian
- տնային կալանքArmenian
- arresto della casaItalian
- 가택 구류Korean
- apprehensio domesticaLatin
- husarrestNorwegian Nynorsk
- areszt domowyPolish
- prisão domiciliária, prisão domiciliarPortuguese
- домашний арестRussian
- గృహ నిర్బంధంTelugu
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