Bin Laden’s widow to return to Yemen after 45 day house arrest
Abdul-Fattah will return to Yemen after the end of the sentence, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has finished the procedures for her return, according to Abdul-Fattah’s brother, Zakaria Al-Sada.
Al-Sada told CNN that he has received guarantees from Yemen’s government that his sister will not be interrogated and her file will be closed when she arrives in Yemen.
On Monday, Osama bin Laden’s three widows and two daughters were sentenced to 45 days house arrest for their illegal residency in Pakistan. The sentence was dated to begin March 3 when they were formally charged.
Al-Sada said he will return to Yemen, along with his sister, after the end of her sentence, indicating that Bin Laden’s three widows have been serving their sentence in one of their homes in Islamabad.
Pakistani authorities detained bin Laden’s widows after the US raid that killed bin Laden on May 2 last year.
Al-Sada indicated that Yemen’s government has provided support for his sister during her detention and trial in Pakistan.
Amal Abdul-Fattah said that she had always hoped to marry a jihadist. When her marriage to bin Laden had been arranged in 2000, she travelled to Pakistan and crossed the border into Afghanistan, heading to Kandahar.
She said that she didn’t remember exactly when she got married.
Al-Sada lived with bin Laden’s two wives until the attacks against the US on Sep.11, 2001, but afterwards the family scattered, according the Pakistani Police.