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She was being detained to be taken to the hospital, from where she was later released.Police Investigation Underway After 9-Year-Old Girl Pepper Sprayed During Arrest in Rochester, New York|Josiah Bates|February 2, 2021|Time
“We reiterate our call for his immediate and unconditional release as well as the release of all those wrongfully detained for exercising their rights,” the statement added.Russian opposition leader Navalny ordered jailed, calls on supporters to keep pressure on Putin|Isabelle Khurshudyan, Robyn Dixon|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Officers detained him and placed a spit hood over his head while he was naked in the middle of the street.Rochester Police Suspended After Handcuffing and Pepper Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl|Shani Parrish|February 2, 2021|Essence.com
In June 2020 in Texas, police briefly detained Taylor Bechtol, a 29-year-old former Air Force staff sergeant and munitions loader with the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.|by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE|February 1, 2021|ProPublica
Myanmar military seizes power in coup after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi’s godlike status drove her Myanmar election win.In Myanmar coup, Suu Kyi’s ouster heralds return to military rule|Shibani Mahtani, Timothy McLaughlin|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Kadyrov had promised to detain Muslim women wearing veils that cover their faces.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, Israel is not the only country to detain refugee applicants.After Fleeing War and Genocide, African Refugees in Israel March for Freedom|Matt Surrusco|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They find a few ounces of meth in the car and detain him for twenty four hours.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico|Nick Romeo|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Senator Marco Rubio asks "Why shouldn't we have a place to take people that we detain--like Guantanamo?"
They will detain them and begin the process of removal—which is what federal law theoretically calls for in the first place.
She waved a dissenting hand, and went on, paying no further heed to their renewed cries which sought to detain her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
There is little to detain one within the city of Leeds itself, but there are many places of interest in its immediate vicinity.
Guildford might well detain for a day or more anyone whose time will permit him to travel more leisurely than ours did.
He made no attempt to detain Jessie, who passed down the street with her cheeks flaming.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
This city, although of considerable size, is comparatively modern and has little to detain tourists.