Nine months have passed since Osama Bin Laden’s death and now photographs of his death may be released to the public.
Judicial Watch, an activist group, brought a lawsuit demanding release of secret photos of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Justice Department may have to comply to their request.
Dan Metcalfe, former director of the Department of Justice office of Information and Privacy, stated that parts of the record are “legally required to be disclosed.”
However, the CIA is worried that if the images were released they may trigger terror attacks on the U.S. by not only Al-Qaeda, but other extremists as well.
A team of US Navy seals raided Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad last May. Bin Laden and several others were killed during the operation.
His body was buried at sea according to the White House. Egyptian Lawyer Montasser el-Zayat stated that the burial was done in such a way to prevent bin Laden’s grave from becoming a shrine for his followers.
He added, “But he is already a symbol in people’s hearts.”