Deported Bin Laden Widows, Daughters Leaving for Saudi Arabia
Pakistan’s deportation of 14 members of Osama bin Laden’s family to Saudi Arabia occurred just one week shy of the first anniversary of his death at the hands of U.S. commandos.
Among those being deported were bin Laden’s three widows and two daughters, said Aamir Khalil, a family attorney.
It was not clear late Thursday whether their plane had departed Islamabad.
Earlier this month, the five women were sentenced to 45 days of house arrest for living in Pakistan illegally. Their detention ended last week. Khalil said the time served began March 3, when the five were formally taken into custody.
“The family was kept safe and sound in a guest (safe) house,” according to a Pakistan Interior Ministry statement. “They have been deported to the country of their choice, Saudi Arabia, today.”
Two of the widows are Saudi, while one is Yemeni. The daughters are ages 17 and 21, Khalil said.
The widows have been identified by U.S. and Pakistani officials as Amal Ahmed Abdul Fateh, Khairiah Sabar and Siham Sabar.