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Britain denies entry to bin Laden son

Associated Press / December 4, 2009

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LONDON - The British government says it has refused to allow a son of Osama bin Laden to travel to Britain.

Omar bin Laden had appealed an earlier decision by UK authorities to keep him out of Britain. The 28-year-old son of the Al Qaeda leader wants to come to Britain to be with his 58-year-old English partner, Jane Felix-Browne, whom he says he married.

Mark Ockelton of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal said yesterday that Omar bin Laden’s appeal has been rejected because authorities did not believe his marriage is valid.

Omar bin Laden had sought asylum in Spain, but Spanish authorities last year refused him permission to remain in the country and deported him to Egypt.