November 30, 2021

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Two accused of killing Malcolm X have been acquitted after more than 50 years

Two accused of killing Malcolm X have been acquitted after more than 50 years

“These men did not get the justice they deserve.” Show Vance in an interview with New York times In the name of the judiciary, we do apologize for the course of events at that time that inflicted injustice on the convicts and their families. “What we can do is admit the error, the seriousness of the error.”

Aziz, now 83, was released in 1985. Islam was released two years later and died in 2009. Third detainee Mujahid Abdel Halim, 80, confessed to shooting Malcolm X during a speech in a theater. During the 1966 trial, he claimed that the other defendants were innocent. Halim was in prison until 2010.

In February 2020, after a documentary aired on Netflix (Who killed Malcolm X?), Cyrus Vance asked his squad to reconsider the case. Malcolm X’s daughters demanded that the investigation into their father’s murder be reopened in February, after new evidence was discovered about the possible involvement of the New York Police and the FBI. An agent made the accusation in a letter before his death.

Muhammad Aziz during his arrest in 1965.AP . image

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