Bin Laden family deportation is discussed

April 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 19 (UPI) -- The governments of Yemen and Saudi Arabia are being consulted before a final decision is made about when to deport Osama bin Laden's family, Pakistan said.

A spokesman for the official supervising the deportation said a crucial meeting will determine how to get the family safely out of Islamabad, The Express Tribune reported Thursday.

"The documentation to report OBL's family has been completed," a senior official of the National Crisis Management Cell said.

The detention of bin Laden's three widows and two daughters ended earlier this week but there are no immediate signs they have left the Islamabad house where they were being held, CNN reported.

The five were taken into Pakistani custody in May 2011 after U.S. Navy SEALs raided bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and killed the al-Qaida leader.

Earlier this month a judge ordered the five women deported to their countries of citizenship.

Their lawyer told The Express Tribune he expected to be able to confirm the family's deportation by late Thursday.

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