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Muhammad Aziz, Exonerated in Murder of Malcolm X, Sues State of New York over Wrongful Conviction

HeadlineDec 15, 2021

Muhammad Aziz, one of two men exonerated last month in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, is suing the state of New York for at least $20 million in damages. Aziz spent two decades in prison before being released on parole. He had been fighting to clear his name ever since. An investigation by the Manhattan D.A.’s Office and the Innocence Project found that prosecutors, the FBI and the New York Police Department omitted key evidence around the murder. A similar lawsuit is expected on behalf of the family of Khalil Islam, who died in 2009, and who was also exonerated last month.

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