A Peek at Lives of bin Laden Widows

Pakistan struggling to decide what to do with them
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2012 10:24 AM CDT

Ever wanted to take a candid look at the home lives of the bin Laden family? Well, al-Aribiya television recently released a video that shows Osama bin Laden's widows and children in Pakistani custody, the Telegraph reports. The family, which has been convicted of immigration offenses, is seen in what appears to be a basement. The children play with teddy bears and other toys, while the women watch or pray.

"Physically they are quite well and are being treated properly," their lawyer says. "Psychologically, of course, the detention is having an effect." There have been rumors that the wives have squabbled during their confinement, but there's no evidence of that in the brief video. Pakistan is hoping to deport the wives soon, but wants assurances from their home countries that they'll be kept from public view once there. (Read more Osama bin Laden stories.)

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