Two Men Convicted of Role in Malcolm X Assassination to Be Exonerated Thursday The Washington Post

11/18/2021

Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam, who served decades in prison for their alleged role in the assassination of Malcolm X are exonerated. The two men are having their convictions cleared 56 years after the fiery civil rights leader’s murder.

The exonerations are expected to provide a measure of closure in a case that has drawn deep skepticism among scholars and laypeople alike and inspired conspiracy theories about the possible culpability of law enforcement. 

“The events that brought us here should never have occurred; those events were and are the result of a process that was corrupt to its core—one that is all too familiar—even in 2021. I hope the same system that was responsible for this travesty of justice also take[s] responsibility for the immeasurable harm it caused me,” Aziz said in a statement released by his legal team.

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