Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jail terms for Osama bin Laden family, deportation thereafter from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD. Pakistan (Tue, Apr 03) – The family of ex-leader of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is subject to deportation from Pakistan after completing their 45-day jail sentence within 2-week time. Bin Laden family members were sentenced to 45-day imprisonment, GBP 70 fine and deportation at the end on account of illegal entry and stay in Pakistan. 

Zakarya Ahmad Abd al-Fattah, the brother of Amal - Bin Laden's youngest Yemeni wife

 According to details; Bin laden’s three widows and nine of his children and grandchildren have been taken under custody by security forces and kept under house arrest since may 2011 when Bin Laden was shot dead by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad.

Muhammad Aamir Khalil said their jail term started on March 3, when they were formally charged with illegal entry, leaving two weeks to serve. "The interior secretary has been directed to arrange their deportation," he told reporters.

The deportation of Bin Laden family will certainly increase the risks for Pakistan as they might open the secrets about assistance from the government, which has long been accused of protecting al Qaeda leaders. 

On the other hand, the deportation will raise the likelihood of Amal Ahmed Abdel-Fatah al-Sadah, bin Laden's youngest and most Jihad-minded wife, returning to Yemen, where she could become a terrorist figurehead.

Zakarya Ahmad Abd al-Fattah, the brother of Amal, said Yemen had consented to take back his sister, but Saudi Arabia had not yet agreed to take the other two wives of Saudi nationality.

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