Access to Bin Laden's family denied to US

Pakistani authorities say they will not allow the US automatic access to the detained relatives of Osama bin Laden.


Express May 05, 2011

Pakistani authorities say they will not allow the US automatic access to the relatives of Osama bin Laden, who were detained after Sunday's raid on his fortified compound in Abbottabad.


The two countries face an awkward custody battle for the  al Qaeda leader’s wife and children.


Up to three women and nine children are currently in detention under Pakistani authorities.


It is understood they are being held at a medical facility in Rawalpindi.


A senior intelligence source told The Daily Telegraph that any request from US officials would not be granted so soon.


However, he said US authorities would be granted access after  obtaining written permission from the country of origin of the detainees. He said this was standard procedure, and that the policy had been in place since 2003.

COMMENTS (23)

noor | 10 years ago | Reply of course not auto access but when they ask for it, then authorities will behave as humble servants. @Julia Afaghi Simmons Great post
Perosg21 | 10 years ago | Reply I , like many had been paranoid since the jolt we recevied in that shameful night when foreign invaders entered our space, ridiculed and trampled on our soverigenity with impunity and left with an accomplished mission without evoking our security apparatus. I now feel that CIA will take heart from this success and send incursions to other countries to maim , capture and kill opponents. Had we been alert and vigilant, to botch the incursion, and had there been resistence in compound resulting in collatoral damage to the invaders, from Osama's forces , it would have sent a strong message to Americans because America dread losing its citzens in Combats . Now I wouldn't be surprise if the CIA boldened by their success and heartened by our weaknesses may venture to takeaway the Osami family members held in protective custody by ISI , if they consider any individual high value target and we refuse to hand them over. We have to develop consensus on how much we are willing to compromise our national dignity and self respect and allow ruthess killing of our innocent citizens by unmanned drones
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