Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Dead Osama Bin Laden Photos Don't Have To Be Released By CIA, Appeals Court Rules

WASHINGTON -- The CIA doesn't have to release photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse being buried at sea, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Judicial Watch had sued for access to the bin Laden photos, arguing in court back in January that there was "no apparent nexus" between intelligence activities and photos of bin Laden's burial or preparation for burial. But the judges hearing the case seemed inclined to defer to the government, which contended that the release of even the less-violent images could spark violence against U.S. interests.

Various declarations from government officials "support their declarants’ determinations that releasing any of the images, including the burial images, could reasonably be expected to trigger violence and attacks 'against United States interests, personnel, and citizens worldwide'" the panel ruled.


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