Osama bin Ladens family members remanded

Osama bin Ladens family members remanded

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM

Slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family members, including his
three widows, have been remanded in judicial custody for nine days by a
Pakistani court.

Osama's youngest wife, Yemeni national Amal Abdulfattah, and her five
children were among those remanded in judicial custody on Saturday.

Abdulfattah was with Bin Laden in a compound in Abbottabad where he was
killed by US special forces in May last year.

Her brother Zakarya Ahmad Abdulfattah has hired lawyer Muhammad Aamir to
represent his sister and her children.

The trial of Bin Laden's family members will be held at a house in
Islamabad where they have been detained, official sources said.

The house was recently declared a sub-jail by Islamabad's chief
commissioner Tariq Mehmood Pirzada.

The sources said Bin Laden's family would not be brought to a civil court
for security reasons.

Civil judge Shah Rukh Arjuman visited the house where the trial will be

Osama's family members have been charged with illegally entering and
living in Pakistan. They were shifted to Islamabad on March 4.

Fourteen family members of Bin Laden, including three widows and eight
children, are among those detained.

The security establishment was humiliated by the American covert raid that
killed Osama in a compound located close to elite Pakistan Military
Academy in Abbottabad, where he lived for five years.

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