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Osama family may be deported by tomorrow: lawyer

Al-Qaeda chief's 3 widows,13 children are charged for illegal entry and residency in Pak.

Written by Agencies | Islamabad | Published: April 17, 2012 2:14:36 pm

Eleven months after the US raid killed the world’s most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden,his family under detention now may be deported from Pakistan tomorrow.

The al-Qaeda chief’s three widows and their children were sentenced to 45 days in detention on charges of illegal entry and residency in Pakistan by a court which also ordered their deportation as soon as possible.

The deportation of the 16 members of the family could happen any time after mid-night today,the ‘Dawn’ reported quoting Amir Khalil,counsel of the Osama family.

The paper said a meeting was held at the interior ministry last night to finalise the arrangements and the family is likely to be send to Saudi Arabia or Yemen.

Bin Laden’s three wives — two Saudi and one Yemini — and thirteen children were detained on March 3 and kept in a house in the capital’s Embassy Road. The house was declared a sub-jail.

“They will go tonight or tomorrow early in the morning and they are most likely to be flown to Saudi Arabia,” Khalil said.

He said bin Laden’s youngest wife Amal Abdulfattah,who is a Yemini,may be sent from Saudi Arabia to Yemen later,along with the five children.

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