Pakistan Charges bin Laden Wives for Entering Illegally

Three widows had been living in country without a visa
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2012 8:02 AM CST
This Nov 18, 2011 photo shows the guesthouse inside Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.   (AP Photo/Shaukat Qadir)

(Newser) – In the chaos of fleeing to a foreign country to live in a secretive compound with the world's most notorious terrorist, somehow Osama bin Laden's three wives neglected to get visas, and now Pakistan is charging them for it. Pakistan's interior minister says that bin Laden's three widows have been charged with entering and living in Pakistan illegally. Pakistan has held the three women since last year's US raid on bin Laden's Abbottabad compound, the AP reports. It's not clear what punishment they, along with several bin Laden children, face. Click for more on bin Laden's not-so-harmonious final days.

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