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Federal judge blocks release of bin Laden death photos

Posted By admin On April 27, 2012 @ 6:07 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Bill Mears
CNN [1]
April 27, 2012

Washington (CNN) — A federal judge has turned aside calls to publicly release video and photographs of the U.S. military raid and aftermath that left al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead.

Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, had asked the Department of Defense to comply with a Freedom of Information request for the material, especially photos of the September 11 mastermind lying dead on the third floor of his Pakistan hideout.

The group argued it was being “irreparably harmed” by the Obama administration’s “unlawful withholding of requested records.”

But Judge James Boasberg ruled Thursday there were legitimate national security interests to deny disclosure.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/26/justice/bin-laden-photos/index.html?eref=rss_crime

[2] Bin Laden death photos might not see the light of day: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bin-laden-death-photos-might-not-see-the-light-of-day.html

[3] Photos From Inside “Bin Laden Compound”: No Weapons, No Bin Laden (Warning – Graphic): http://www.prisonplanet.com/photos-from-inside-bin-laden-compound-no-weapons-no-bin-laden-warning-graphic.html

[4] US blocks release of Iraq, Afghanistan torture photos: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-blocks-release-of-iraq-afghanistan-torture-photos.html

[5] Judicial Watch Sues for Release of Bin Laden Death Photos: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judicial-watch-sues-for-release-of-bin-laden-death-photos.html

[6] The CIA Reveals It Has 52 Osama Bin Laden Death Photos And Videos: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-cia-reveals-it-has-52-osama-bin-laden-death-photos-and-videos.html

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