Judge Turns Down Request for Bin Laden Burial Records

BinLadenWEBWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is siding with the Navy in its refusal to release some records about the 2011 burial at sea of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon this week turned down a bid by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, to get the records under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Navy provided some documents to Judicial Watch but included several redactions.

Leon ruled that the redactions were “proper and necessary” to prevent disclosure of sensitive operational details and to protect national security.

The ruling comes four months after a federal appeals court turned down Judicial Watch’s appeal seeking photos and video taken during and after the raid that killed bin Laden.

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  • alpinequeen

    There was no physical evidence ever released that Bin Laden was killed.

  • medic3

    We don’t need physical evidence. It’s none of the common man’s business. This whole Freedom of Information Act has been taken way too far. Americans do NOT need to know everything. Three of the Navy SEALS that took him out are already dead. More info puts the rest of the team at risk. The SOB is fish food and that’s all we need to know.