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Yemen group seeks repatriation of bin Laden's wife


SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Yemeni rights activist says his organization is trying to repatriate the young Yemeni widow of Osama bin Laden following the U.S. raid that killed the al-Qaida chief in Pakistan.

Abdel Rahman Barman says the widow, Amal Ahmed Abdel-Fatah al-Sada, should be brought back to her native country. She and her daughter, as well as two other bin-Laden wives and several children, are now held by Pakistani authorities.

The 29-year-old al-Sada was shot in the leg during the May 2 raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

Her father, Ahmed Abdel-Fatah al-Sada, says his daughter wasn't involved in bin Laden's activities, and that "her return is a basic demand."

Barman says his National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms hopes for support from the Yemeni government.

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