Prisoner of war

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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.

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During captivity, she was named a prisonnire de guerre by the English probably the first woman to be recorded as a prisoner of war using the French feminine form.
Earlier, on 20 August, ICRC delegates had visited an Armenian prisoner of war interned in Azerbaijan since 8 August.
Harperley Prisoner of War Camp was turned into a tourist attraction in 2004 but the owners cannot afford to complete its restoration.
More than 65 years after the event, details of the escape have been revealed by villagers in Comrie, Perthshire, as part of a community research project into Cultybraggan Prisoner of War camp.
I kept a list of every prisoner of war we buried--British, Russian, Polish and American.
She added: "Esa Barot has spoken to me and asked me to mention prisoner of war status.
Havers, Reassessing the Japanese prisoner of war experience: the Changi POW camp, Singapore, 1942-5 (London; New York: Routledge Curzon, 2003); Michael McKernan, This war never ends--the pain of separation and return (St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2001).
Challenging the September court ruling, the Senate voted 90-9 to support an amendment introduced by former prisoner of war Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona), preventing "cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment" against prisoners held by the United States.
THE Heroes Return'' lottery funded scheme has allowed my father to return to the Normandy seaside town, St Valery-en-Caux, where he was taken prisoner of war on June 12 1940.
Pentagon lawyers have determined that Saddam Hussein has been a prisoner of war since American forces captured him on December 13, a US Defence Department spokesman said in Washington.
BEFORE judging the paintings from the Island Farm prisoner of war camp, I would suggest that your newspaper publish all 25 - some are full frontal nudes and are obviously prostitutes - not just two examples.

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