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Osama’s family to be deported next week

Family of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden would be deported to Saudi Arabia on April 18 a day after they complete their punishment, said Amir Khalil, the lawyer for the family.
Three women and two children were detained by Pakistani security forces after a secret US special forces raid killed bin Laden in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad in May last year.
Earlier this month, a Pakistani court sentenced the women to 45 days in prison for illegally staying in the country. It ordered their deportation after the prison term which began on March 3 when they were formally arrested.
The three widows and the children were among the 16 people detained after the US raid. Two of the wives are Saudi nationals, and one is from Yemen. The family is being held at a house in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
Analysts had said Pakistan might have preferred a lengthy prison sentence for the family to prevent them from discussing details of their time in the country.
Once outside Pakistan, bin Laden’s relatives could reveal details about how the world’s most wanted man was able to hide in US ally Pakistan for years.



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