Definition of detainee in English:

detainee

Syllabification: de·tain·ee
Pronunciation: /diˌtāˈnē, ˌdētāˈnē
 
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noun

A person held in custody, especially for political reasons.
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  • Members of the security forces torture, beat and otherwise abuse prisoners and detainees.
  • The reasons why detainees do not initially seek advice or later cancel a request are likely to be various.
  • The detainee and the detainer, they cannot deny their common past which they spent in the same boat.

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