Example sentences for: detained

How can you use “detained” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • While AILA has joined the ACLU and other organizations in a Freedom of Information Act request to find out who is being detained where and why, Mohammed notes that the reasons for the immigrants' detention were not immediately clear and sometimes had dire consequences.

  • According to Binalshibh, had Bin Ladin and KSM learned prior to 9/11 that Moussaoui had been detained, they might have canceled the operation.

  • Further, when detained as a material witness following the 9/11 attacks, Abdullah expressed hatred for the U.S. government and "stated that the U.S. brought 'this' on themselves."

  • I like to think of myself as a responsible, upstanding guy (even though I sell advertising for Slate ). So it was a bit of a shock yesterday to find myself detained as a suspect during a manhunt for a killer.

  • Jeanne A. Butterfield, executive director of AILA, says it hasn't tried to organize pro bono lawyers for those detained

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