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Justice Department Will Not Release Bin Laden Images

As reported in the UK’s Daily Mail, the Justice Department is urging a U.S. federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that demands the release of the images and videos of a deceased Osama Bin Laden pursuant to a Freedom of Information request. The Department cites concerns about the images inciting violence against Americans overseas and compromising confidential information about CIA and military techniques. In addition, the Department fears it would provide al-Qaeda and related groups with images to use for propaganda, and make the special ops team that conducted the mission “more readily identifiable in the future.”

Judicial Watch filed this lawsuit, and according to Allgov.com, the Associated Press and National Public Radio are co-plaintiffs.