Bin Laden Family Charged And Sentenced In Pakistan

Osama Bin Laden's three widows and two eldest daughters have been charged and sentenced for living in Pakistan illegally, their lawyer has confirmed.

Former al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden's three widows and two eldest daughters have been charged and sentenced for living in Pakistan illegally, their lawyer has confirmed.

They have received a jail term of 45 days in prison and fined 10,000 rupees ($114; £71) each.

The women have already served a month of their sentence and are expected to be deported in two weeks.

They have been in Pakistani custody ever since US special forces killed the al-Qaeda chief last May.

The widows - thought to be two Saudi Arabians and a Yemeni - are believed to be in a house in the capital, Islamabad, which has been designated as a "sub jail", with all of their children.

Formal legal proceedings against the women began last month.