April 2, 2012
A Pakistani court jailed former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s three widows and two daughters for 45 days after finding them guilty of illegally staying in the country, their lawyers said on Monday.
In practice, that means they will serve 14 days in prison because they have been in detention since March 3. Bin Laden’s family members will eventually be deported to their home countries, the lawyers said.
“They (bin Laden’s relatives) were sentenced to 45 days imprisonment and fined 10,000 rupees ($110) each. The money was paid on the spot,” Aamir Khalil, one of the lawyers, said.