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Bin Laden's relatives sentenced to 45 days in jail

Breaking news: Three wives and two daughters will get credit for timed served.

Security personnel stand guard on Monday outside the house where family members of Osama bin Laden are believed to be held in Islamabad.
Security personnel stand guard on Monday outside the house where family members of Osama bin Laden are believed to be held in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD // A Pakistani court convicted Osama bin Laden's three widows and two of his daughters on charges of illegally living in Pakistan and sentenced them to 45 days in prison, their layer said.

Mohammed Amir Khalil said today's verdict gives his clients credit for time served.

They have been in detention since last May when US commandos killed bin Laden at the house in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad where he was living with his family.

Mr Khalil said they were formally arrested on March 3, so they will serve another two weeks in prison and then will be deported with their children. He did not say where they would be deported.

Mr Khalil said he does not plan on appealing the decision.