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Bin Laden widows to be charged

A Pakistani court is to charge Osama bin Laden's family with illegally entering and living in the country.

Their lawyer, Mohammad Amir, said the charges will be laid against three of bin Laden's widows and two daughters when the hearing resumes next Monday.

The court in Islamabad gave the five women copies of the case and evidence against them on Monday.

The women have been in detention since last May when US commandos killed bin Laden at his home in a Pakistani garrison town.

The Pakistani government said it did not know bin Laden was in Abbottabad.

Bin Laden and his wives were living with eight of their children and three employees. It is unclear what will happen to the people who are not set to be charged.

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