“These men have no right to the justice they deserve.”, Said To do New York Times, Wednesday, November 17, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Returning to the United States in the case of the 1965 assassination, the embodiment of the struggle for civil rights, Malcolm X. Two men convicted of murder in 1966 in New York will be released, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
According to the American newspaper, these two men were Muhammad A. Aziz, 83, was released from prison in 1985, and Khalil Islam was sentenced in 1987 and later released and died in 2009. The Innocence Project, an organization fighting against the abortions of justice, announced on Thursday that it would, for its part, file a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court. “Composite file” With two attorneys and attorneys to rescind these sentences. According to a source familiar with the matter, it is up to the Supreme Court to verify this claim.
The attorney general’s office confirmed that a press conference would be held on Thursday, without further comment“Two misdemeanors of Malcolm X murder commuted”.
Both were members at the time “Islamic Nation”, He left behind a movement that was an icon of Malcolm X and the growing tensions. They were convicted along with a third operator. Malcolm X fell under the bullets of several snipers during a performance on February 21, 1965, at the Audio Ballroom in Harlem.
His assassination rocked the United States, symbolizing the country’s political and social tensions in the 1960s, and the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The assassination of Kennedy and another man defending civil rights, Martin Luther King, was also mentioned. 1968.
“Twenty-two-month investigation by the Attorney General’s Office and two men’s lawyers reveals that they are lawyers.”, FBI and New York Police (NYPD) “Hidden key evidence, if known, could have led to the release of both”, Says more New York Times.
“Realize the seriousness of this error”
Detailed, daily reports“Numerous FBI documents including other suspects” And “Prosecutors’ notes showing failure to disclose the presence of secret agents in the room during the shooting”. As always New York Times, A witness who is still alive confirmed to investigators the alibi of Muhammad Aziz, who said he was at his home at the time of the murder.
In February 2020, after a documentary aired on Netflix, “Who Killed Malcolm X?” (“Who Killed Malcolm X?”), Mr. Vance asked his teams to reconsider the file. “What we can do is identify this error, the severity of this error.”, He added.
This twist reinforces the study of the chaotic role played by the FBI and the New York Police at the time. In February 2021, a posthumous and indictment letter was released from a police officer and Malcolm X’s daughters already He demanded that the trial be resumed. Police say two of his bodyguards were arrested a few days before the assassination, at the request of Malcolm X’s entourage, in a bid to weaken security around the black leader.