Pakistan Plans to Charge Bin Laden’s Family on Illegal Entry
Pakistani authorities have registered a case against Osama bin Laden’s family for illegally entering the country, according to the interior minister.
“Osama bin Laden was living here illegally,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters in Islamabad today.
Pakistan arrested three widows and several children and grandchildren of the al-Qaeda chief after he was killed by U.S. Navy commandos last May in Abbottabad, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the capital.
The government last month demolished most of the hideout where bin Laden had lived since 2005. A four-member commission named by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is investigating why the army failed to detect bin Laden’s presence or prevent the U.S. attack.
The house where the family is living has been declared a sub-jail during the course of the judicial process, Malik said.
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