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Bin Laden relatives sentenced to jail in Pakistan

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Bin Laden relatives sentenced to jail in Pakistan


Three widows and two daughters of Osama Bin Laden have been sentenced to 45 days in a Pakistani jail. The five women have been found guilty of staying in the country illegally.

However, they will only spend another 14 days behind bars, due to time already served since their detention on March 3. They were also fined around 80 euros each.

After finishing their jail-time, the women will be deported to their home countries. It is believed the three widows are from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Following a 10-year manhunt, the head of al-Qaeda was shot and killed last May, as American special forces stormed his compound in Abbottabad, just over 60 kilometres from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

Bin Laden’s body was buried at sea within 24 hours of his death.

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