Two men convicted of the murder of Malcolm X will be exonerated

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“These men were not given the justice they deserved,” Prosecutor Cyrus Vance told The New York Times on Wednesday, while his office confirmed that a press conference would be held on Thursday on the ” two wrongful convictions overturned for the murder of Malcolm X ”.

According to the New York Times, these are Muhammad A. Aziz, 83, released from prison in 1985, and Khalil Islam, released after serving his sentence in 1987 and died in 2009.

According to the New York daily, “the 22-month investigation conducted jointly by the prosecutor’s office and lawyers for the two men reveals that prosecutors”, the FBI and the New York Police (NYPD) “concealed crucial evidence which, if known, would probably have led to the acquittal of the two men ”.

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In February 2020, after the broadcast of a documentary on Netflix (“Who Killed Malcolm X?”), Cyrus Vance asked his teams to reexamine the file.

“What we can do is recognize this mistake, the seriousness of this mistake,” added Cyrus Vance.

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