The resignation comes during a hearing this Thursday (18th). Judge Muhammad A. of the Supreme Administrative Court of New York. The sentences of Aziz and the late Khalil Islam were quashed.
During the session, the judge said he regretted that the court had not been able to fully rectify the judicial errors in the case and restore the years lost by the defendants.
A two-year investigation by the Office of Public Prosecutor Cyrus Vance and two attorneys found that evidence proving the innocence of the two defendants, including FBI documents, was withheld at trial.
At age 83, Aziz said the events that brought him to court today should never have happened and were all the result of a corrupt process. He added that by 2021, blacks will still be familiar with the situation.
Malcolm X, One of the strongest voices in the fight against racism in America, was shot dead in February 1965 in New York.
(Published by Evandro Furoni)
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