The three dozen widows and children of Osama bin Laden held in Pakistan since the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, there are nearly a year, on Friday morning were about to leave the country for Saudi Arabia , it was learned from sources.
After ten months in detention without any official reason, the three women, two Saudis and a Yemeni, were sentenced to forty-five days in jail for illegally staying in Pakistan - they have just finished serving ten days ago - and be deported to their countries of origin with their children.
"The family is at the Islamabad airport, about to leave the country for Saudi Arabia . A special plane came to look to take off about 1 am 30 (22: 30 pm Paris time), "said AFP a ministry official inside under cover of anonymity. The Interior Ministry has said his side had "ordered the expulsion of fourteen family members of Osama bin Laden in the decisions of justice , "and they would be" expelled in the country of their choice , Saudi Arabia. "
TURNING THE PAGE BIN LADEN
The leader of al-Qaeda was killed May 2, 2011 by a group of U.S. special forces who stormed the house where he lived with his family in Abbottabad, north of Pakistan. The Americans had taken away his body, leaving behind his wives and children, who were later arrested by Pakistani authorities.
Prolonged detention without cause and long family fed the questions on the attitude of the Pakistani authorities, suspected of wanting to hide information about the last years of bin Laden, including the fact of knowledge they have benefited from complicity to live for so many years in Pakistan - between 2002 and 2011 at least according to the investigation of Police - unmolested.
Pakistani officials, however, assured recently that Islamabad wanted to deport as soon as possible to turn the final page embarrassing Bin Laden opened there nearly a year by the unilateral U.S. raid.