July 16, 2024
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New York judge vacates convictions of two men for 1965 murder of Malcolm X

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By Karen Freifeld and Julia Harte NEW YORK (Reuters) -Two men who spent decades in prison for murdering Black activist and civil rights advocate Malcolm X in 1965 were exonerated on Thursday by a New York state judge, after the Manhattan district attorney said evidence had been withheld in the case and apologized for “violations of law and public trust.” State Supreme Court Justice Ellen Biben vacated the convictions against Muhammad Aziz, 83, and Khalil Islam, who died in 2009. Both were released from prison on parole in the 1980s. Aziz and two of Islam’s sons were present in the court on Thu…

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