Malcolm X murder convictions to be quashed


According to a senior US prosecutor, two men convicted of the murder of US civil rights leader Malcolm X in 1965 will have their convictions overturned.

Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam, according to the Manhattan District Attorney, did not receive the justice they deserved.

According to Prosecutor Cyrus Vance Jr., the FBI and police withheld evidence that would have resulted in their acquittal.

Malcolm X was assassinated in front of his family in a New York City ballroom.

Aziz and Islam were convicted of the murder, along with a third man, Thomas Hagan, and sentenced to life in prison.

The three men, who are members of the Nation of Islam political and religious movement, have since been released on bail.

In 2009, Islam died.