Osama bin Laden’s son leaves Spain after asylum denied
Spain has denied asylum for the second time this week to one of Osama bin Laden's sons, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman told CNN Saturday.
Omar bin Laden left Madrid Saturday afternoon en route to Cairo, Egypt, she said. The ministry did not divulge why his request was denied.
Spain's decision came after bin Laden appealed the country's initial decision Wednesday to deny him asylum. The young man, who is married to a British citizen, previously was denied asylum in Britain. He holds a Saudi passport. It was not known why he asked Spain for asylum.
He has publicly called on his father - who is the leader of al Qaeda and the world's most-wanted man - to abandon terrorism.