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PRISONER OF WAR. One who has been captured while fighting under the banner of some state. He is a prisoner, although never confined in a prison.
     2. In modern times, prisoners are treated with more humanity than formerly; the individual captor has now no personal right to his prisoner. Prisoners are under the superintendence of the government, and they are now frequently exchanged. Vide 1 Kent, Com. 14.
     3. It is a general rule, that a prisoner is out of the protection of the laws of the state, so for, that he can have no civil remedy under them, and he can, therefore, maintain no action. But his person is protected against all unlawful acts. Bac. Ab. Abatement, b. 3; Bac. Ab. Aliens, D.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Upon until his passing in October 2010, Roger Mansell dedicated countless hours in researching the experiences of American World War II prisoners of war (POWs) in the Pacific.
Ramallah, May 14 (BNA): Israeli occupation authorities arrested more than 1,000,000 Palestinians since 1948, subjecting Palestinian POWs to crimes against humanity in defiance of international law and humanitarian justice, according to a statement issued by the Head of the Palestinian POWs Affairs Agency, Isa Qaraqi', on the anniversary of 1967 calamity in Palestine.