A court in America has ruled that the Government was right in not disclosing photos of Osama bin Laden after he was killed, under the Freedom of Information Act. 

The Guardian report: 

A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the US government had properly classified as top secret more than 50 images of the al-Qaidaleader Osama bin Laden that were taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them.

The unanimous ruling by three judges on the US court of appeals for the District of Columbia circuit rejected a request for the images made by a conservative nonprofit watchdog group. Judicial Watch sued for photographs and video from the May 2011 raid in which US special forces killed Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The organization’s lawsuit relied on the Freedom of Information Act, a 1966 law that guarantees public access to some government documents.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.