Pakistan Sentences, Jails Osama bin Laden's Widows

2 daughters also get 45 days' detention, fine for illegally living in country
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 2, 2012 6:47 AM CDT
Pakistani police officers secure the area outside the house where Osama bin Laden's family are being detained in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday, April 2, 2012 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The lawyer for Osama...   (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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(Newser) – The three widows and two eldest daughters of Osama bin Laden have been sentenced to 45 days' imprisonment for illegally living in Pakistan, their lawyer says. They have also been fined 10,000 rupees each—approximately $114, the BBC reports. With a month of detention already behind them, the family is set to be deported in two weeks, though it's unclear where the women will be sent. They are thought to be staying in an Islamabad house labeled a "sub-jail."

The court has asked the government to arrange "their earliest repatriation, so that they can go to their own country as soon as possible," says the brother of bin Laden's youngest wife, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, who last week revealed that she had four kids by bin Laden while on the run. She is thought to be Yemeni; the other two wives are believed to be Saudi Arabian. They were formally arrested March 3, which is when their detention officially began, the Telegraph reports.

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