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Spain rejects asylum for young Bin Laden

Published:Thursday | November 6, 2008 | 8:23 AM

Spain has rejected a political asylum bid by one of Osama Bin Laden\'s sons, months after he was refused a UK visa.

Twenty-seven-year-old Omar Osama Bin Laden made his claim at a Madrid airport during a stopover on a flight from Egypt to Morocco with his 52-year-old British wife.

Omar Bin Laden, one of the al-Qaeda leader\'s 19 sons, said the petition was rejected due to insufficient evidence of danger or threat to his life.

The Saudi citizen, who currently lives in Egypt, said he would appeal.

A Spanish government official says he and his wife remain in a transit area at Madrid\'s Barajas airport, where they arrived on Monday.

Omar Bin Laden currently lives in Cairo, with Zaina Alsabah Bin Laden, formerly named Jane Felix-Browne, whom he married in 2006.

The couple said they were finding it difficult to find a country that would accept them.