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Man wrongly convicted in killing of Malcolm X seeks millions

(Posted on 16/12/21)

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Man wrongly convicted in killing of Malcolm X seeks millions
Muhammad Aziz, one of two men exonerated last month in the killing of Malcom X, filed a civil claim on Tuesday against New York state, seeking $20 million in damages.

Aziz cited "more than 55 years living with the hardship and indignity attendant to being unjustly branded as a convicted murderer of one of the most important civil rights leaders in history" in a statement released by his attorneys at The David B. Shanies Law Office.

In November Mr Aziz told reporters in a statement: "The events that led to my conviction and wrongful imprisonment should never have happened. Those events were the result of a process that was corrupt to its core -- one that is all too familiar -- even in 2021."

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