Records concerning waterboarding and a photograph of Abu Zubaydah during his interrogation in CIA custody are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled yesterday.

In the latest development in the long-running fight over classified materials documenting the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by the United States, the circuit said the act shields the material from public view even though President Barack Obama declared the practice of waterboarding illegal.

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