Court Sentences 5 Bin Laden Relatives for Living Illegally in Pakistan
A Pakistani judge on Monday sentenced Osama bin Laden’s three widows and two daughters to 45 days house detention for living illegally in Pakistan, the widows’ lawyer said.
The judge ordered that after their term, the five be deported back to their countries of citizenship, said Amir Khalil, the lawyer.
The widows — identified by U.S. and Pakistani officials as Amal Ahmed Abdul Fateh, Khairiah Sabar and Siham Sabar — have been in Pakistani custody since U.S. Navy SEALs raided bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad and killed the al Qaeda leader in May 2011.
The daughters are aged 17 and 21, Khalil said.
Pakistani authorities started legal proceedings against the widows, alleging forgery and illegal entrance into Pakistan. They will serve their sentence in the Islamabad residence where the trial took place, Khalil said.