A Pakistani court convicted on Monday Osama bin Laden's three widows and two of his daughters for living illegally in Pakistan and sentenced them to 45 days in prison, their lawyer said.
They will also pay a fine of rupees 10,000 ($114; £71) each. Although the punishment was pronounced on Monday, their period of detention effectively began on 3 March, 2012 when they were formally arrested on charges of illegally entering Pakistan and taking up residence there, the Telegraph reported.
After serving prison term, all the convicted widows will be deported to their home countries along with their families. Two of Osama's widows are Saudis and one is Yemeni, said their lawyer, Mohammed Amir Khalil, reported Associated Press.
Khalil also said that Yemen has consented to the return, but he is still in discussions with Saudi officials. Saudi Arabia stripped bin Laden of his citizenship in 1994 because of his verbal attacks against the Saudi royal family.
The conviction of Osama's widows comes in the wake of reports of their role in the al-Qaida mastermind's activities in Pakistan where he was gunned down by US forces.
In a special report, the leading Pakistani newspaper Dawn said Osama's 29-year-old Yemeni widow Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah had provided the first full account of Osama's movements after 9/11. They stayed in various Pakistani cities before settling down in Abbotabad.
She reportedly told investigators that she joined her husband in Peshawar in 2002 from where they went to Swat. After living there for some nine months, they moved into the town of Haripur and from there they went to Abbotabad where Osama was eventually killed.