A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals heard a case involving the public release of photos that show Osama Bin Laden’s body and at-sea burial. The judicial panel has not set a date for the ruling.
The legal group, Judicial Watch, using the Freedom of Information Act, requested that the Department of Defense release information and photos related to the mission that killed the terrorist leader. The original request was denied by a federal judge last April on the grounds that disclosure would violate national security.
The government attorney claimed that releasing the photographs of the Bin Laden’s body would constitute a grave risk to American citizens and possibly increase tensions with Islamic states.
The watchdog group made it clear that they were not seeking information pertaining to the personnel, technology or equipment used to conduct the dating mission. They seek the photos or a better explanation for the denial.
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