Bin Laden half-brother offers to pay for Osama defense Kate Heneroty at 9:26 AM ET
[JURIST] In an interview with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite television station [station website] aired Sunday , a half-brother of Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive] offered to pay for the legal defense of al-Qaida leader in the event of his capture. Yeslam Binladin [UK Telegraph interview] is one of 54 sons and daughters of the late Saudi construction magnate Mohammed bin Laden [Wikipedia profile], who had 22 wives. Yeslam described his brother as "more religious than the rest" of his brothers and said his siblings feared their father, who used to beat them. Yeslam believes his brother is still alive and condemned the September 11th attacks, but insisted that "Everyone has the right to defend himself, anyone who is accused of doing something." AP has more.
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