Bin Laden Family Members in Judicial Custody

A Pakistan court Saturday remanded family members of Osama bin Laden including his Yemeni wife in judicial custody for nine days, their lawyer said.

Bin Laden’s youngest wife Amal Abdulfattah was with him in a compound in Abbottabad when he was killed in a U.S. Navy Seals’ operation last year.

“The judge sent Abdulfattah along with her five children to judicial remand until March 26 after a preliminary hearing,” Muhammad Aamir, who is going to represent Abdulfattah in the case, said.

He said Abdulfattah’s brother; Zakarya Ahmad Abd Al-Fattah had hired him to represent his sister and her children in the case.

“I will file a power of attorney on behalf of my client, Abd Al-Fattah in the court on Monday to represent Abdulfattah in the case,” Aamir told AFP.

He added that he will also seek access to Abdulfattah, who has been in Pakistani custody since May last year and to the copy of the First Investigation Report filed against her.

“I will also pray to the judge to allow Abdulfattah’s brother to see her before the next hearing on March 26”.

Pakistan was humiliated by the covert American operation that killed the al-Qaeda leader in the early hours of May 2, practically on the doorstep of the country’s elite military academy in Abbottabad where he lived for five years.


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