No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
PLAIN LANGUAGE VERSION:
Nobody has the right to put you in prison, to keep you there, or to send you away from your country unjustly, or without good reason.
Arbitrary arrest and detention are sometimes used by intolerant groups and governments as a way of suppressing dissent. Arbitrary arrest and detention often may be followed by the wrongful treatment or torture of a detainee.
arbitrary here means that nobody should be arrested, detained or exiled where there is no likelihood that he or she committed an offence or where there has been no proper legal process.
Your name is Maria. You are a journalist. You wrote a story in your newspaper that made someone in a high position angry. The next day unidentified people broke into your home and took you away. You were put in a room alone. No one has offered to do anything for you. You have been there for weeks. Maria has been deprived of a number of basic rights. Using the Universal Declaration, find out which ones. Write an open letter to newspapers around the world about why your arrest and detention are arbitrary and how they violate your human rights.