SANAA: The three widows of slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and other members of his family arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday after being expelled from Pakistan, a Yemeni non-government group head told AFP.
“The Yemeni woman has arrived in Saudi Arabia along with other members of the Bin Laden family, his children and her brother who was looking after her case in Pakistan,” Mohammed Naji Allaw of the NGO Hood said.
At around midnight Pakistan time on Thursday night, a minivan whisked the 9/11 mastermind’s relatives from the Islamabad house where they had been in detention to the city’s airport, where they left for the Gulf kingdom on a specially chartered flight just before 2:00 am (2100 GMT Thursday).
“We have begun making representations for her return to Yemen,” Allaw said of Bin Laden’s Yemeni widow Amal, adding that his information on their arrival came from Zakaria Abdulfattah al-Sadaa, her brother.
There has been no direct confirmation of their arrival from Saudi Arabia, which has kept total silence on the issue.
Hood, which deals with human rights cases in Yemen, especially those concerning children, has been tasked by the widow’s brother with looking after her case.
Sadaa went to Pakistan to personally oversee the deportation of his 30-year-old sister – Bin Laden’s youngest and reportedly favourite wife – and her five children.