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Pakistan begins trial of Osama family

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, March 18, IRNA -- Pakistan has started trial of the three widows of Osama bin Laden for illegal stay in the country, official sources said Sunday.

They have been in the custody of Pakistani authorities since Osama was killed by the US forces.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik says that the three widows of the al-Qaeda chief have been charged for illegal stay in Pakistan.

Legal experts say that illegal stay carries five-year jail term.

The Osama family members have been kept in a house in Islamabad, which has been declared a sub-jail.

According to sources, due to security reasons, Bin Laden family would not be taken out of the house where the trail would proceed.

Osama bin Laden's family members were shifted to Islamabad on March 4.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80045165

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