You're a member of a small group of people who have been jailed for seven years. You were sold for a bounty, and the government that paid for you has acknowledged that you aren't guilty of any crime. If you're turned over to the government of your home country, you'll likely be immediately imprisoned and quickly executed, and the government that's holding you has laws against doing that. But even though a judge has ordered you released, and even though there are citizens of the country that bought you who are wiling to get you started in a new life, with clothes and housing and jobs and a community that will help you to integrate and assimilate, the government refuses to release you.

What would you call that?

In the past, I would have called it unAmerican, but since we're the ones doing it, I guess that word is out. I'm looking for a new one. Any suggestions?

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