SANAA: Yemen urged Pakistan on Tuesday to free one of Osama bin Laden's injured widows, saying Yemen-born Amal Al-Sadeh and her four children were not guilty of any crime.

Pakistan's interior minister said earlier this month that bin Laden's three widows, including Sadeh, would be put on trial for entering and living in the country illegally.

"The Pakistani authorities retracted from their initial position to surrender Amal to the Yemeni government," Yemeni Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi told Reuters.

"We continue to call on the Pakistani authorities to transfer her to her home country. We are also concerned about the well being of her young children. The children should not be punished for the mistakes of their father." (Reuters)