Osama Bin Laden’s daughter, Eman, has managed to escape from Iranian police and seek refuge at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Tehran, the London-based Arabic daily Asharq Al Awsat reported on Tuesday. Eman said that she was being held in captivity by the Iranian authorities along five of her brothers since the war in Afghanistan started in 2001.
The Arabic newspaper spoke to her brother Omar Bin Laden who said that his family was not aware of the wareabouts of Eman until last November when they received a call from her. She managed to escape the guards when they were taken out for shopping – which they were allowed to do once every six months. According to Omar, the past twenty five days Eman has been staying at the Saudi embassy in Tehran, which is trying to negotiate with Iranian authorities for the release of all the siblings but to no avail.
Saudi ambassador Fuad Qassas told the daily that the embassy has been trying to organize Eman’s departure to the kingdom.