Bin Laden’s three wives and eldest daughters jailed
Osama Bin Laden’s three widows and two eldest daughters have been jailed for living in Pakistan illegally.
They were given a jail term of 45 days in prison and fined 10,000 rupees (£123) each.
The women have already served a month of their sentence and are expected to be deported in two weeks to their homelands with their children, their lawyer, Mohammed Amir Khalil, said.
Two of the widows, Siham Saber and Khairiah Sabar are Saudi and the youngest wife Amal Ahmed al-Sadah is Yemeni.
The Daily Mail reported that Pakistani authorities formally arrested the women on March 3, and the three wives are currently under house arrest in Islamabad.
Their lawyer told the Associated Press news agency that he is not planning to appeal the decision.
He said: “The wives had confessed to illegally entering the country. Courts usually take a lenient view if confessional statements are made.”
The wives have been in the custody of Pakistani authorities since last May, when American Navy SEAL commandos stormed a house in Abbottabad and killed Bin Laden.