Osama`s family remanded to judicial custody
A Pakistan court remanded family members of Osama bin Laden, including his widows, to judicial custody for nine days.
Islamabad: A Pakistan court on Saturday remanded
family members of Osama bin Laden, including his widows, to
judicial custody for nine days.
The al Qaeda chief`s youngest widow, Yemeni national Amal
Abdulfattah, and her five children were among those remanded
to judicial custody.
Abdulfattah was with bin Laden in a compound in
Abbottabad where he was killed by US Special Forces in May
Abdulfattah`s brother, Zakarya Ahmad Abdulfattah, has
hired lawyer Muhammad Aamir to represent his sister and her
The trial of bin Laden`s family members will be held at a
house in Islamabad where they have been detained, official
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 held.
Bin Laden`s family members have been charged for
illegally entering and living in Pakistan.
The family members were shifted to Islamabad on March 4.
Fourteen family members, including three widows and eight
children, are among those being detained.
The security establishment was humiliated by the American
covert raid that killed bin Laden in a compound located close
to elite Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad, where he
lived for five years.