Two men exonerated after decades in prison for Malcolm X’s 1965 murder

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By Karen Freifeld and Julia Harte NEW YORK (Reuters) -Two men who spent decades in prison for the murder of Black activist and civil rights advocate Malcolm X in 1965 were exonerated on Thursday after the Manhattan district attorney apologized for what he called “violations of the law and the public trust.” Applause broke out in the courtroom as New York 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 told the court that his wrongful conviction had stemmed …

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