ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer for Osama bin Laden’s family says a Pakistani court is set to charge his clients with illegally entering and residing in the country.
Mohammad Amir says the charges will be made against three of bin Laden’s widows and two daughters when the hearing resumes April 2.
The court gave the five women copies of the case and evidence against them Monday. The women have been in detention since last May when U.S. commandos killed bin Laden at his home in a Pakistani garrison town.
The government has 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’s unclear what will happen to the people who aren’t charged.