Man exonerated in Malcolm X murder sues New York state

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New York (AFP) – One of two men wrongfully imprisoned for decades over the 1965 assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X sued New York state for at least $20 million in damages Tuesday. Muhammad A. Aziz was exonerated last month by a US judge who acknowledged he had been the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice in the high-profile murder. “Those responsible for depriving me of my liberty and for depriving my family of a husband, a father, and a grandfather should be held accountable,” Aziz, 83, said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. He also notified New York City that he plans t…

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