ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has charged Osama bin Laden’s three widows with illegally entering and living in the country, the interior minister said today.

The three women have been in Pakistani detention since May last year, when U.S. commandos raided the house where they, bin Laden and several of their children were staying. The commandos shot and killed bin Laden, and then buried his body at sea.

The interior minister said the three had been charged in court, but he did not say when. It was unclear if they had a lawyer.

He said their children were free to leave Pakistan, but could stay with their mothers for the duration of the trial.



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